My Interview on Passion Between the Pages with Jessica Lauryn

My Dear Future Readers

On Friday, June 30th, I was interviewed by Jessica Lauryn. I had interviewed her some time ago when she first published A Passionate Play. You can reread her interview here: Interview with Jessica Lauryn about A Passionate Play. I was happy to bring Jessica Lauryn on my blog and until now I did not have a chance to come to her blog until Friday.  You can read my interview on Passion Between the Pages here: Passion Between the Pages.

My Experience as in Interviewee:

When I was asked if I wanted to be interviewed. I instantly agreed. Why? Because, one: I know Jessica Lauryn for a very long time and we are good friends. Second, I loved the questions that Jessica Lauryn asked. I was excited to share with Ms. Lauryn things about my book. I wanted to make sure that people know where the idea for Book 1: Forbidden Love and the Power of Love series came from because for a long time I have not said anything about this to anyone.

Why?

Because I thought it was too soon to start talking about the ideas and inspiration for this series. But, now as I edit the book, I began to open up to the public about my inspiration for the Power of Love series. I believe that it is important for people to know that ideas for books don’t just come out of thin air. Different authors find inspiration for their books in different places.

I find my inspiration from my family’s history and the stories that my grandparents told me. I think it is important to respect the stories and love of those people who cared enough to tell you their story.

I think that my experience as an interviewee was a wonderful thing because I felt like my ideas and my words were not taken lightly and received the respect they deserved. Also, I feel like I gained more future readers after the interview than before it. That makes me happy. I wanted to reach more people and I think I did that and for that I am grateful to Jessica Lauryn. I hope to have Jessica Lauryn interview me again one day soon or I will interview her. It’s always good to have authors as friends.

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

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An Author’s Lesson in Failure

My Dear Future Readers:

I am going to be honest with you. You can always quote me when I try to prove that I did not say this. I

“I am human. As I a human, I have had my share of failures and successes. Yes, I fail too but I succeed too. That is what makes me human.” – Diana Rose

Yes, I admitted it.  I have had many failures in my life. But I got up and tried again. Yes, I can give you a sob story about how pitiful I am for my failures but that is not the most important thing. The most important thing is that people should learn from their mistakes and honestly, I did learn from my mistakes.

I believe that the greatest failure that I had been when I had to try to pass math for four years straight. Honestly, I am not good at math at all. But I kept trying even though it was the hardest subject throughout my years of studying.

But….that is not the only thing that I have failed at. No…there were a few others and I’m sure that there will be more but…..I also know that if I don’t try at anything, I will fail it by not trying.

However, sometimes, Failure means that you have to try harder and or make the choice to quit. Accepting failure as a part of your journey.

The Question is:

What will you choose?

I know I made mistakes and cried over my failures and especially every time I got a rejection letter about my book. But I knew that I could not give up on my dream.

I knew that I had to go forward no matter what. I have no other choice. Because I don’t want to be a nobody my entire life. I need to make something of myself and I knew that I can’t stop just because it is hard.

College? Been there, done it. I made my failure into a big success in the end. It is what I strive for and worked hard at to achieve. For me failure is not a word but a reason…A reason to try harder.

Oh….did you know that I got contracted with Whippoorwill Press? No? Well, now you know. Do you think that came easy? No, it did not. And you know what?

Life is full of hardships but it is up to you how you react to them. Crying? Moping around? Yes, I do that too but, you know I do more? I get up and keep trying. You know, not many people can get up and keep trying. It is not for everyone but I know that if I don’t keep trying I will never have anything worthy of being proud of.

“Good things come to those who wait and patiently work hard to get what they want.”- Diana Rose

Yes, I quote myself but only because this important and my point in this post is that anyone can talk about where and how they failed at something but not everyone can learn and go forward into life knowing that they made that mistake.

I’m no different. But, I choose to think that because I made that mistake, I will not make that same mistake again. It is the most important lesson I have learned. This lesson applies to everything. If you don’t do this life will keep hitting you in the face until you learn that lesson. But….failure does not mean that you can’t get up and try again.

How does a baby learn to walk?

A baby learns to walk by trying again and again to get up. Little by little the baby starts to crawl and then when it gets up it may fall but….determination keeps it from giving up. The baby will get up many more times than it falls down because the baby knows from an early age that nothing comes easy. The baby may get hurt when it falls but it will not let that stop it from trying to walk again.

That is why I wrote this post to show you that everyone fails at some point in life but we as people should not let those failures define us or we would not be able to do a lot of things that we want.

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

Trying to Win But No Win at NaNoWriMo

My Dear Future Readers:

Today, I want to talk to you about trying. Yes, trying. I consider myself to be a good writer when it comes to writing books.I believe that in the time that I have been writing and editing my book, Book 1: Forbidden Love in my Power of Love Series, I have learned a lot about writing and I decided to try write a novel for National Novel Writing Month this year. Of course, I knew that writing 50, 000 words would not be easy. Especially, to write that much in a month. But I wanted to try. I thought that doing National Novel Writing Month would make me a better writer or at least a faster writer.

As I started the month of November, I was not so confident that I could do it because in the previous two years I did not even get to write everyday. I was too consumed by my college classes to have the time to write everyday. This year, I thought that even if I do not win, at least I want to try to write as much as I can and everyday.

So, that was exactly what I did. I started to write everyday. I wanted to prove to myself that I could do this. Everyday, for a few hours a day, I wrote a few hundred words. I was getting close to the end of the month and I was determined to win this year. However, the word count of the website did not measure my words the way that I wrote them or I wrote too little words a day. I ended up not winning in NaNoWriMo.

However, I did write almost four full chapters of my new idea. Four chapters is a good start. Yes, my story is still in the early stages of development but November has been a good push in the right direction. At least now I can say that I wrote four chapters and I wrote them everyday for 30 days. Before this November, I could not even say that I write everyday.

No, I did not win. But I have plans for next year to try again. I feel accomplished. I also have had a lot of support from my fellow writers who also took part in this contest. I feel like if I can write everyday for a month, I will be able to finish my books faster than I did before. Which is also a reason why I tried to do National Novel Writing Month. Of course, I might not aim so high as I did in November but at least I will be able to write three or four chapters in a month, with breaks of course. If that will make me more productive then I will try it.

Being a full-time author means that I should find time to write everyday. I found time during November to write three or four hours a day and I have four chapters to show for it. I want to do that everyday for a longer period of time. The National Novel Writing Month in November was a good idea to push me towards the realization that I need to write more. Write blog posts, ideas, thoughts and more books. Now, I need to implement this idea into reality.

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

“GPS on the Path to the Heart” In Modern Life and Fantasy

My Dear Future Readers:

As we all know the journey that leads to the heart is not an easy one to travel on. But with the right strategy a person can find love. There are no proven method that is known for finding true love but there are plenty of ideas to try and find true love. It is not about the result but more about the creativity and effort that is put into the search. It is in fact the realization that the fantasy portrayed in my book can be turned into real life.

“You need, in short, to create an illusion of destiny.” -Daniel Jones, New York Times.

Today, I want to discuss with you an article I found that was written in the New York Times. The article discusses the methods by which it is possible to find love.

In his article, “GPS on the Path to the Heart,”  Daniel Jones explores the ideas and methods of modern life love searching.  He explains the ideas about how love searching is possible in the modern world today.

I believe that in some ways text messages seems impersonal. It takes away something intimate out of our romantic relationship. But it also is a quick and easy way to say something sweet but it will not replace heartfelt messages of love in letters like in the times of royalty.

“We are in matters of love never to chase. But chasing someone you love to the ends of the earth is different.” -Daniel Jones, New York Times.

This quote from Daniel Jones perfectly describes my male main character and the kind of love I write about in my book. The kind of love that makes chasing to the ends of the earth more than okay because true love never dies. I believe that if you truly love someone it is reason enough to follow them to the ends of the earth to be reunited. Loving someone so much that you would run after them to be with them.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/fashion/13Modern.html?_r=0

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

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Author

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