Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Unafraid To Love



The funny thing about me and love is the more I do it the more unafraid I am. I’ve noticed that I’ve become more bold and brazen. I’m hopeful and optimistic when someone comes into my life.I recognize that love is a gamble, but I welcome the challenge. I’ve become wiser in my selections. I’m more experienced, and I can see trouble coming. Now, I’m a little quicker to get out of the way or at least prepare my heart for what’s to come. Unfortunately, you can't always avoid heartache and pain.  I’ve still had my fair share of disappointments, but I’m grateful that I haven’t put up a wall or hid myself in a box. I’m not afraid to place my cards face up and see if the opponent I’ve deemed as worthy is bold enough and secure enough to do the same.

Fear isn’t good soil to grow a healthy relationship. I just keep telling myself that no matter what I'm going to be okay, and I always am.Thank God for that.

I'm Winning!

My Side of the Single Life is by book author Jae Henderson. Her books, Someday and Someday, Too are now available on Kindle and Nook. Visit her at, www.jaehendersonauthor.com and www.imagoodwoman.com.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

In the Company of My Sisters



My weekend at the Romance Slam Jam book conference in Little Rock, Arkansas was nothing short of amazing. Nothing but God could have led me to such an amazing event with amazing people, mostly women, who love reading as much as I do. Not only do they love reading but some of them write and they love it enough to invest their money traveling to improve themselves and support others. WHEW!

The cover of my book, "Someday"  was nominated for an award and even though I didn't win it was an honor to be nominated. I served on panels with authors like Brenda Jenkins---who is an icon in the romance novel industry.Can you believe someone was actually interested in something I had to say. LOL  I met bestsellers like Gweneth Bolton.  During the author signing, I sat on the same row as Francis Ray. If I didn’t mention you please don’t think you were any less significant to me.  I didn’t see any egos, divas or jealous Jennies anywhere. Just women who love romance novels and wanted to have a good time! I felt such a warm camaraderie in the company of my sisters. Of course there was a man sprinkled here and there, but mostly it was wonderful, beautiful talented women.  What I remember most is their warm hugs, kind smiles and, and willingness to give advice to a new author, like myself. It’s weeks later, and I’m still reeling from it and putting what I learned to use. That weekend was confirmation that I'm on the right track in my quest to pursue full-time authorship.

THANK YOU Romance Slam Jam and I special thank you to Garbo Hearne of Pyramid Books, Fine Art and Custom Framing for bring me to the attention of the host committee. 

I hope to see you all in Milwaukee next year!

 My Side of the Single Life is by book author Jae Henderson. Her books, Someday and Someday, Too are now available on Kindle and Nook.
www.jaehendersonauthro.com and www.imagoodwoman.com 

There's Only One Me


Life gets in the way, and I'm learning one of the hardest things to do is juggle it all. At this point in my life, I'm trying to balance a very demanding job, being an up and coming author, family, the new....dare I say it.....MAN in my life and my own personal improvement. Some of this improvement comes in the form of a new hobby. I've realized that other than writing, I don't have one. I want something that doesn't involve a computer screen. I'm contemplating yoga, archery, potter making....ugh I don't know. I just want something that allows me to escape this digital world I've grown to live in 24/7. This computer has become a necessity and my poor eyes are paying for it. If you have any suggestions send them to me.

Each time I become frustrated by the fact that there are only 24 hours in the day and only one of me....I think back to that famous quote by someone named Anonymous. "You can have it all but not at the same time." In short, prioritize. As I struggle to juggle my busy life as I stand on one leg and scratch my behind I have to strategically eliminate some of the balls in my hands lest I fall over and hurt myself or drop something I can't afford to lose. All my Superwomen repeat after me.....there's only one me....there's only one me.....there's only one me. I've got to stop feeling guilty that I can't do it all and revel in the fact that I'm talented enough to do any of it.

Remember that and be blessed!

Today's lesson: There's only one me. (-:


 My Side of the Single Life is by book author Jae Henderson. Her books, Someday and Someday, Too are now available on Kindle and Nook.
www.jaehendersonauthro.com and www.imagoodwoman.com