It’s an honor to have debut author, J.C. Morrows on the blog today, sharing a bit of wisdom. Check out her new book at the bottom and make sure to enter the giveaway – a signed copy of A Reluctant Assassin, as well as a signed copy of my YA debut, The Gifting.
Words of wisdom … from a novice who has learned some things the hard way.
Don’t judge yourself by anyone else. Don’t even judge yourself by who you used to be.
Far too many people look at this person or that person; the NY Times best-selling author, the millionaire, the pop star, the perfectly put-together mom. You are not them. Your life is not meant to be what theirs is. Something that might actually surprise you: sometimes that pop star wishes she knew what it was like to be a soccer mom with no make-up and a toddler clinging to her as she rushes to get the grocery shopping done.
God has a plan for you. It may not be what you expected. It may not even be what you want, but it is the best thing for you – whether you know it or not.
God knows you better than you could ever hope to know yourself. So, if anyone knows what is best for your life, it would be God!
I had other plans for my novels. I had big plans, big aspirations, big … dreams. Thankfully, God knew better. God knew the path I needed to take. He knew the way, the when, and the how I needed to publish my novel.
I won’t say that every single step I’ve taken has been 100% correct. And I’m absolutely certain they haven’t all been brilliant, but I have tried very hard to stick to His path for my life and so far – He has rewarded those efforts. He is opening doors I never could have.
Will I attain the dreams I once had? As a CBA author it’s unlikely, but I will attain the dream that God has planted in my heart and that is definitely good enough for me.
And I am so very blessed to have such exceptional authors like Katie (aka K.E.) backing me up, supporting me, befriending me, mentoring me.
And we are blessed to be featured on Donna’s BookShelf this month. Be sure to check out her blog and enter her giveaway! There are some fantastic prizes – if I do say so myself.
A Reluctant Assassin
Her mission was simple — get close to the Prince, and kill him. . .
Kayden entered the palace under a lie, one designed to get her close to the Prince. On the outside, she may look like a princess but beneath the mask, a killer lays in wait — for the perfect moment.
Dvarius was not ready to take the crown, nor was he ready for a wife . . .
But due to his father’s unexpected death and an archaic law — he must find a bride before he is allowed to take his rightful place on the throne.
And the one woman he wants — just might be the one who is there to kill him…
JC Morrows – Bestselling author of YA Christian speculative fiction, drinker of coffee and avid reader – is a storyteller in the truest sense of the word. JC has been telling stories in one form or another her entire life and once her mother convinced her to write them down, she couldn’t stop.
She finished her first speculative fiction novel purely for the enjoyment of her mother – also known as her biggest fan.
She gives God all of the glory for her talent and ability!
Enter to win an autographed copy of A Reluctant Assassin, as well as an autographed copy of The Gifting!