J.L. is giving away not one, but TWO BOOKS to this week's lucky winner! That's right. The winner of this week's March Monday Mania will receive one each of J.L. Campbell's DISTRACTION and RETRIBUTION. If I didn't already have these on my Kindle, I might be tempted to enter under an alias :)
All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on this post before 9 p.m. Central Standard Time on Thursday, March 21.
The winner will be posted on the Top Ten on Friday, March 22.
Thanks so much for joining me here Under the Tiki Hut. My name is Dionne and I've had a great time sipping Rum Cream and taking in the view. I’m glad you decided to drop by because it was getting a bit lonely here, despite the trappings. In your country, you probably say ‘Good things come to those who wait.’ In Jamaica, we say ‘Patient man ride donkey.’ In short, my wait paid off.
I’m assuming that many of you who’ll stop in are writers. That said, patience is a quality that’s required in large doses in this vocation. It takes ages to write a book (that’s the easy part), edit it and keep revising until you have a manuscript that’s ready to be read by eyes other than yours. I know it doesn't stop there because that’s when the process feels like its just beginning. Anyway, I've never been the most patient of souls, but having been through ‘the process’, I feel I know a thing or three about birthing a book. The author of my story is neurotic in the editing department, so I know what I’m talking about
Which brings me back to patience. I’m not the focus of the book I've been trying to slip in edgewise in this conversation, but I do have a story that would make some of you blush. Don’t ask. Anyway, Distraction belongs in large part to my friend Justine, who finds a happy ending in her love story, Retribution. That girl so deserves some happiness after all the heartache she’s been through.
I've always believed in spreading encouragement, so I leave you with this thought. In the same way that Justine persevered until she regained the relationship of her dreams, so it is with most things in life. Success won’t come overnight, but with hard work and perseverance, our dreams can become reality.
Here’s to your success, and as we say in Jamaica, ‘Walk good’.
Thanks again to Carol for having me here.
J.L. Campbell is a proud Jamaican, who is always on the hunt for story-making material.
She writes romantic suspense, women's fiction and young adult novels. She is the author of Contraband, Dissolution, Distraction, Don't Get Mad...Get Even, Giving up the Dream and Hardware (written under the pen name Jayda McTyson).
Visit her on the web at http://www.joylcampbell.com
and ... THERE'S A DOUBLE GIVEAWAY!
I'm visiting at Rula Sinara's blog, A Writer's Rush, this week and giving away one copy of IN NAME ONLY. I hope you'll stop by and say hi to be eligible to win!
Good Luck to All
On BOTH Giveaways!