It was an overwhelming feeling when Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd based in London, UK, had accepted my manuscript, ‘The Case of Barbara Lombardi.’ I burst into tears. And more so when I received the second – too good to be true but it happened. I am grateful to God, and of course to my publisher who believed in me.
‘The Case of Barbara Lombardi’ is the second manuscript that I have written. To recollect the path that I had passed seemed like a dream. The latest work that I had submitted is soon to see the light of day. My faith in God is secure, and to believe in me is essential for other people to have the confidence for whatever endeavour I am taking. Negative criticisms are part of life, but the good thing about is, you can turn it to your advantage by spiraling the negatives to positives. I love to write. Writing novels was my biggest passion when I was young. And my dedication paid off. Getting acceptance from a publishing house was utterly rewarding. Remember, writers have to eat and pay the bills as well, just like any other human being. Some struggle to get by; working a few jobs and also write. I am lucky enough that when I went back to Creative Writing, I have already passed the challenges that life offered. I tried to submit my manuscript to an Australian publishing house. It did not happen; I was late for the dates of submission. I have to wait for another three weeks. I googled for other publishing houses and submitted the first three chapters of my work to Austin Macauley Publishing Ltd based in London, UK. I always put in my head that if a publishing house read my manuscript, and got accepted, I have given the best opportunity. As well, I believed that the editors are my first readers. And therefore, nothing to lose, only to gain. Love yourself, love what you do and above all, love God. There is only one key to happiness, ‘LOVE.’ Believing in oneself is great, manifesting what you aim for in life is even greater!
via In the lane
Every Valentine’s day is no different from the other. It is a special day; it does not matter where you live. There is always the excitement even before the exceptional and unique day when you are in love. Love is an indescribable feeling that gives you an overwhelming happiness. In relationships, there will be ups and downs. And when the debacles and challenges come your way, do not give up; find your peace spiritually. Ask the help of God. When you need the space alone to heal, contemplate and dig deeper to the realm of Divinity. You never know, you might be going to the highest level of your spirituality with your ‘Twin flame.’
By Virginia Close
In the lane
near the bay I could see my sweetheart
running. Wearing red shirt to conform with
the celebration of the day.
Valentine’s day, forgets he not to
bring me roses and glazed chocolates
that I love. My heart soars in the sky with
his thoughtfulness and kindness. I am
utterly lucky to have the ambrosial
love of my life. As I am giggling and laughing,
my excitement adheres. To give me kisses
and hugs is the epitome of my day.
Like a movie, in slow motion,
I start to move like a princess with
finesse execution. But not to my knowing,
a rock is going to trip me. Oh! My darling is
like a tornado, rushing with all his might.
The roses are flying in the air, the box
of chocolates crushing to the ground.
Never mind, I am safe as my darling catches me on time.
My heart is trembling, my soul divinely enhance,
and my spirit is at peace with my love in his arms.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S TO ALL!
YOU ARE SAFE WHEN YOU ARE IN LOVE!
Today is champagne and roses, love and romance. Enjoy this happy day with your darling. Not all sweethearts are together physically today. Please bear in mind that distance is no barrier to a great…
Source: My husband