Soulmates Are Forever

My Dear Future Reader,

 Today, I want to talk to you about soulmates.  Somewhere in this world there are people who are destined to be together. Sometimes, you can live your life and never meet your soulmate. But, some people who are lucky, get to meet the one who they will spend the rest of their lives with.  It’s the one person who you feel extremely close with and who you trust 100%.

Soulmates are extremely rare in today’s world, rare to find and that is why I decided to write this blog post. No, I did not find my soulmate as of yet (stop looking at me like I’m crazy to be writing about things I have not found yet). But, I do plan to find my soulmate. It is not as easy as putting in a search engine like Google looking for a soulmate and millions of options show up. Many people look for years before they find one who they were meant to be with.

But you know me, I always have hope for a better day. It is not easy at times but I figure that it is better to smile than it is to cry. Besides crying is bad for the health of the person. That is why I choose not to cry.  My soulmate is somewhere out there and I believe that he is looking for me. In today’s world, it’s important to not give up on hope.

That is why I write about true love. For true love is unimportant who you are as long the person truly loves you. Even if he isn’t a prince with a crown, he could still love you. Happiness can come from anywhere and you just have to recognize it. The right people for you may not be right for anyone else and that is why they are called soulmates. Every soul has their own mate and who they want to live their life with.  I am a firm believer of a true match made when people first meet.

Of course, if that person is not  the soulmate of your life, there will be signs that can’t be ignored. You need to be open to seeing these signs before things get too out of control. But, on the eother hand, sometimes people are too blinded by their feelings to see the obvious signs that the person is not their soulmate at all. The hardest aspect is of course finding your soulmate because it is like “looking for a needle in a haystack.” But that does not mean that it is impossible.

My suggestion is to allow yourself to have an open mind the next time you think that you found your true true love because the signs are always going to point you in the right direction.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

My Vision of What True Love Is!!

My Dear Future Readers…

You have all read Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and Sleeping Beauty. I recently watched a movie called Love by the Book and I started to think about all the fairy-tales I loved as a child. It fascinated me that every fairy-tale no matter what it was –always had a happily ever after no matter what was happening whether there was a magic spell or a wicked stepmother or a sea witch, the handsome, Prince Charming always saved the day.

Growing up on such happily ever after fairy-tales, made me believe that a “Prince Charming” was truly somewhere out there. Also, seeing the love that my grandparents shared, taught me that fairy-tales really did come true. Watching the Disney version of what true love is was inspiring to me. True Love became even more real to me as I watched Princes battle dragons, evil queens and many more evil doers. As a girl,. I imagined myself as the Cinderella who finds her prince and lives happily ever after.

But you know what, being Cinderella is not easy and finding a prince who will fight your dragons and evil sea witches and other such things is not easy. I had to learn how to fight my own dragons before I could ever ask anyone for help. Fairy-tales don’t teach that. And you know, I’m still waiting for my Prince Charming.

But in the meantime, I learned how to fight my own dragons and not eat fruit from strangers, not go into strange places where sea witches live. But I still have romantic dreams. That is why I write romance novels so that all my pent-up romantics inside me can get out. But also, because I still want to believe that those fairy tales do come true in real life and yes, I will keep looking for the man of my dreams. He does not have to Prince Charming but Charming for me. I still love roses, romantic dinners, walks on the beach, and everything else that I write about in my books.

My vision of romance is still the same. Roses, romantic dinners, poetry maybe, but mostly I just like to get to know the person. All those fairy tales talk about how the princess gets rescued and that true love’s kiss is the strongest power in the world. I mean, a kiss is a way of showing love and that makes it strong but only when it is with the right person. I mean, I don’t even know half the time who my right person is but I know that true love is real and that he is out there. How?

I know because the people who are there everyday helping you fight your dragons are the people who love you. If only I could find that kind of person who would help me battle my evil queens and sea witches, I would know that the person truly loves me no matter what is going on in my life. That is why I can always make the fairy tales relatable to my life. Because in every fairy tale there  is a piece of truth. Every sea witch, evil queen,  dragon, or sorcerer has been created to unveil a truth of a real person’s character. So, the next time you pick up a fairy tale think about why we relate to these Disney classics so much and why a romance novel pulls you in from the start. Because romance writers like myself, Jessica Lauryn, Danielle Steel, Nicholas Sparks are truly talented in unveiling reality from between the lines of their books. They reveal a part of their souls to the reader and I respect that.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all  for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

 

April is Camp NANOWRIMO Month

My Dear Future Readers,

So, in an attempt to get started on Book 3 (Title to be announced after the book is completed), I entered the April Camp NaNoWriMo contest.  I thought it would be a good push for me to keep writing on my work-in-progress. Yes, I started to write almost everyday but with a word goal of 15,000 words for the month, I believe that it is doable. Also, I am trying to finish Chapter 2 which is quite hard to do, I don’t know why….

Sometimes, i think it is the pressure of the idea that I am writing Book 3 already. But mostly, I believe that Book 3 is a very rough idea in my head. I have not yet figured out how to write out what I want Book 3 to say. I thought that without the pressure of 50,000 words like in November, I would have a better chance at finishing my work-in-progress. But all I feel is the lack of ideas. Honestly, that happens a lot. This is a new book and writing something new is hard for me.

Think of essays, you had to write. Starting has been hard for me since school. But, I am writing for me, for you, my dear future readers and not for a “grade” on a paper. A “grade” is a number while recognition is forever. That is also why I am doing Camp NaNoWriMo this year in April. I want to feel like I can start something and finish it in a short time frame even if I only finish a few chapters. I need to get to the middle so I can at least know that I am half way done with my work-in-progress. Which is why i am trying to write everyday and note down my plot ideas so that I don’t lose track of where I left off and have a record of my plot for later.

Plot-The main idea of the entire book……how hard can that be to write? Very hard. But also, very important. Which is why I am takking my time with Book 3 now.

I’m trying to do what I can so that I don’t get confused in my own writing. After all, I’m going to be doing this full time so I need to have my ideas organized. I need to keep my plot on paper so I don’t forget it or write it wrong.

I will tell you how far I get through Book 3 by the end of April. I want to get at least two chapters written by the end of April. So instead of Chapter two, I will be on Chapter 4 or 5. Although,  I’m not sure the halfway mark is for a book. But I’m going to keep writing anyway. April is my month toi get this Book 3 on the way. I’ve had writer’s block long enough. Now, it’s time to really start working.

“I’m eager to read more! Excellent work!” -Alyssa Nand, editor.

To get this praise from my editor is the greatest reward for me as an author. And yes, that makes me want to write more books. The more I work on Book 1 with my editor the more I see that my writing is good not just adequate. Which is why I want to write Book 3 faster and Camp NaNoWriMo will help he with that.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

A Passionate Play Reviewed by Diana Rose

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My Dear Future Readers:

I have read many romance novels in my time but this is my first time reading a Romantic Suspense genre.  This book was the first book I read from Jessica Lauryn. My first impression of this book when I started it was that Ms. Lauryn took the subject of the theatre and turned into something magical. The characters were extremely lifelike. This story took me through a journey of the onstage performance and what the actor’s life behind the curtain of the theater was like. Everything seemed simple but it was not as the story showed me what the main character, Alicia Coleman was truly like when she had lost her memory. Her feelings for Nick Lancaster at first when I first read about him in the first part of the book, are not simply love or hate, she showed confusion quiet vividly, I might say. It was apparent that Nick and Alicia have a very complex relationship. At times, their conversations made me laugh, made me feel angry that Alicia didn’t understand that Nick meant to protect her.

At other times, Nick’s way of caring for Alicia made me happy because it was clear that he loved her and he just had a hard time admitting it. It was fun to see in my mind the scenes that Ms Lauryn so vividly paints with her words. The Bear Scene was the most fun for me to read and it was really clear in my head as if I could see the bear charging at me as I try to escape the bear. The emotion of fear and terror was clearly portrayed. Also, the scenes with the attacker was quite emotional and scary, yes, scary. But this a part of a good author’s job to portray emotion and scenes as if they were happening to the reader right then.

As an author, myself, I learned a lot from the way Jessica Lauryn wrote her descriptions. Her description in every paragraph was different. It was like an adventure to me to read this book. Every turn of a page made me want to read more of it and I ended up reading two-three chapters in one day.  I was so intrigued by this first book that I purchased Book 2: An Amorous Dance even before I finished this book. I could not wait to start Book 2 in this series. Honestly, I was so entranced by Jessica Lauryn’s talent in pulling me into her world that I want to read more of her books and follow her example in developing my own writing in a way that will pull my future readers into my books.

Jessica Lauryn is my new favorite author and I hope to read all of her books. She is my inspiration for writing books that people love. It is a great honor for me to know her and how truly beautiful she is on the inside and out. My favorite author and I I am starting to read An Amorous Dance right away. I hope to follow her career as she writes more because she is my inspiration.

After reading A Passionate Play, I believe that there might be a great story behind it which is why I wanted to ask Jessica Lauryn for an interview. She will be talking about the story of how she wrote this book and her inspiration in writing in my next blog post. Writing series of books tends to be freeing at some point because you can address your characters from all sides and I believe that this comes much easier to Jessica Lauryn right now. But I do plan to use that example as well. She is also the reason why I feel that writing a series of books is something that I want to do.

Writing a series to me is like living with the same people for a long time and getting to know them well enough. A series is something that means that you can not leave the characters. It gives you more room to explore your characters and I believe that it is a good choice for authors like Jessica Lauryn and myself. I believe that it is a good thing for an author to love their characters a lot because then the readers will love them too.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

Happy Valentine’s Day To All Lovers

My Dear Future Readers,

Today is February 14th, Valentine’s day. I write about true love. How can I miss such a holiday that is dedicated to the feeling of Love? You are right. I can not miss it.

On this day, Love is celebrated and it is good to spend it with the one you love. I believe that Valentine’s Day is special in this way. True love is meant to be celebrated not only on this day but every day.

Love is a feeling that always needed no matter what is happening and on this day, Love for the people around you is more visible because it is the one day when you don’t have to be shy to show what is in your heart.

Take someone you love on a romantic date and sit in a cafe surrounded by candlelight. Give the woman you love a huge bouquet of roses. Or write a poem. Or best of all propose to her with a beautiful ring. No matter what the expression of love will be, it will be memorable because it was Valentine’s Day.

I write romance and read romance only because the way that a person cares for another person is the best expression of Love that there ever was.

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The heart is made for feelings and it is indeed our heart that can never stay neutral to the attention we {women} receive on Valentine’s Day. It is this day that we want and crave the attention. I believe that every person in this world should give attention to the woman’s heart.

Yes, I am not in a relationship at this time but every year, I hope that someone will remember that a woman is a woman and a person who needs to be acknowledged. Maybe, some kind of magic will happen and one day, I, too will not be alone on this day.

The Day of Love is a day that should be for everyone and not just for couples. But I believe that Love is something that everyone feels and it doesn’t matter if you are in love or you are just spending the day with friends and family.

Today is a day to show love for the people who you love.  Yes, many people are single but if you care about someone it doesn’t have to be lonely.

Valentine’s Day is a special and beautiful day.

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Roses are the best symbol of love and Valentine’s Day.  Red roses express romance and passion in the language of flowers.

Roses…Roses….Roses are in the dreams of every woman on Valentine’s Day.  But for women who don’t have a relationship,  they can just be happy to hear words of love from family.

On Valentine’s Day books about romance and true love are more than welcome in the arms of a woman. Reading about romance is almost the same as being loved.  I should know that because I have been reading and writing romance all my life and I am yet to have a great romantic Valentine’s Day.

But as everything else in my life,  it will come when it is ready.  Love is a feeling that always takes time and I am still waiting for the right person to come.

However, on this Valentine’s Day,  I want to  say that I’m grateful for all the Love I have from my friends and family and you,  my dear future readers  because no matter how much I have to wait for the right person,  I know that I have gained something more valuable and that is enough for me right now.

True love is meant to be celebrated not only on this day but every day.  Love is for everyone  and not  just a significant other.

Happy Valentine’s Day!  May be lucky to find true love and hold onto it forever because it is a very rare find.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.  I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

 Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

Trust In Yourself and Keep Trying

My Dear Future Readers:

So, January 29th, was the contest for Miss Universe. You know, there are a lot that I have learned from listening to the answers given by the women in this contest. It was truly an interesting contest. And don’t laugh at me for watching Miss Universe. I was inspired by the words of the now, Miss  Universe.

She said something very important and I believe that if you never learn this lesson you will never achieve anything

“Even if you feel like you achieved the peak of your life already or the peak of your career, you are still a student and there is still much to learn.” – Pia Alonzo, Miss Universe, 2016.

I liked the way she said that in the interview because I believe that people should always be eager to learn. No matter what, life about learning from the life situations that you are in and coming out with new experiences. It is about being able to say that you don’t know everything but being willing to accept that the person does not know everything is something admirable, I think.

I wanted to write this post because these are lessons that we learn from people who have been picked to be Miss Universe. The most important lesson here is you have to keep learning no matter how high up you are. It doesn’t matter what your title is, a person can not claim to know everything.

 It is alright to accept the fact that you need to learn more. That is why there are books and videos and other things that help a person learn.

You know, I found out after the Miss Universe contest that Iris M.is an oral surgeon. That is an  amazing accomplishment for a person. Especially for a person who won Miss Universe.

The most important and interesting thing Miss Universe, Iris M. said in the contest was:

“Keep Trying.”

I was amazed to hear that. It is why I don’t ever give up. Everything is hard but if you keep trying good things will happen.

You know, I did not used to watch the Miss Universe contest on TV. I did not want to feel less than the girls on that show. I mean, they are beautiful. But after watching this year, I think that in some ways I am good enough. If a Miss Universe girl can be an oral surgeon then I can be an author and have people read my books all over the world, right? What I am trying to say is that nothing is impossible. If you try, you will get there no matter what.

Yes, I might be trying to persuade myself here as well. But…I have not stopped dong what I love yet so….don’t worry, I’m  still out here, going after my dream. I will keep trying until I get to where I want to be.

I’ll be honest will you, the Miss Universe contest really did inspire me to go after my dreams and do even more because I have to keep trying. The crown won’t come to me on its own. I need to work for it and you know, I’m prepared to do that.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

The Many Fears of the Author and What They Sound Like….

My Dear Future Readers,

Today, I spent time thinking hard about whether or not to write this post. Why? Because, I was afraid that baring out my heart to you now is wrong. But….I am finally sitting down to write this. Why? Because, I know that you will understand me more if I do. I am a person and not a robot without emotions. Which is also part of the reason why I am writing this post. Being a person, I do have emotions and yes one of those emotions is….You guessed it….Fear.

Fear and being afraid of something is normal for people. It is the fear of certain things that keeps us from doing something dangerous.

 Yes, I am afraid of many things. I tend to be afraid of new things too. New things are scary because you don’t know what is going to happen next. Fear of the unknown is common. It is this fear that keeps us from going forward in our plans.

To be honest with you, I have a lot of fears as a starting out author even though, I have never talked about them because I think that no one will accept them. Or accept me but, I am a person just like everyone else in this world. I have a right to be vulnerable for once in my life and yes, I am an author. I am an author who wants to relate to my public. In fact, I am absolutely certain you have fears of your own.

 I am scared that my books will not be interesting enough to the reader. Or that I will get bad reviews (every author is afraid of reviews).

I am afraid that I might not find enough inspiration to write. I have in fact had writer’s block many times over the years. I am thinking about the many different ideas in books that others put out there and sometimes I am afraid that their ideas are better. Yes, that is called self-doubt but…I am also a person. Yes, I got all A’s and B’s in school but here, if my book is bought and reviews are good then that is my “grade. ” It is the truth of life and yes, I am afraid.

As an author, I want my readers to be happy with what I publish and I am aware that not everyone will like my work. But….I have to try. On some days my fears and self-doubt become bigger than me but I always try to remember the bigger picture.

“I always remember the bigger picture that there are people waiting for my books to come out and that I can’t give up because I made a promise to get my book published.” – Diana Rose

 Being afraid of things like not having enough people to buy my books or reviews or that I won’t have enough ideas for my next book seem to be normal fears. I just don’t want to focus my mind only on my fears. Because, these fears can and will not bring me any good. It is not about the thoughts but about how you deal with them. I choose to deal with these fears as they come. I need to stop thinking about my fears before they eat me up inside.

To be honest, I got used to going forward despite my fears because I realized that my fears will bring me nowhere. I need to stop living as if someone is in doubt of me. I decided a long time ago that I have to do things despite my fears.

But the reason why I am writing this post is to encourage you and show you that even I can have fears in my head. But, I try to not listen to them so that I can do what I love to do. I LOVE to write and I intend to continue to do that no matter what my fears are saying. I’m an author and I will not stop writing just because I have fears.

Fear or no fear…Better no fear of course but still I mean, I just think that living in fear will get me nowhere so, I believe that all I can do is try harder.

Okay, so I was a little vulnerable in this post, I hope that you don’t mind it. I hope that I encouraged you not to be too scared not try doing what you love. Fear should never be bigger than your goals.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author