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For the last year, I’ve been questioning myself. What the hell am I doing? Am I crazy? Am I really moving away from a business that’s consistently averaged a quarter million in sales each year to be a writer? A what? You’re kidding!

Then, this week, I launched Pipe Dreams. 

I was SO BLOODY SCARED, but people have been wonderful. The book is selling better than I’d hoped and the first feedback from readers is coming in.

Their comments, through email and twitter, are making all the worry, sleepless nights, and fear worth it.

Here’s an email that came in on Sunday night:

“It is Sunday evening – 9:00 pm. FINALLY I can catch my breath, stretch, go to the bathroom, feed my cats, etc. etc. etc. !!! 

That ##¥¥€\|**%€!!!  book has not let me go and I have spent the entire day (not to mention  a good part of last night) super-glued to my hammock chair reading reading reading ! There went the yard work and the Sunday afternoon outing….  

My God! What a read!!!!! Holy mackerel ! Destiny, this is awesome! You are amazing! This book is more than good and I think it should hit the big time. I would think that a big time publisher would want to nab this. Wow. 

Oh, and please hurry up with the next one, ok? 

Where can I buy more copies for gifts? 

I am so impressed!” – Betsy

Betsy’s email is one of many and, while I know not everyone will like it, Pipe Dreams is finding its legs. It’s amazing. Today, humbled and calm for the first time in a long time, I’m inspired and hopeful.

Again, I’m reminded that if you follow your heart and do the work a path will appear.

There is a lot of work ahead and the next book to write, but today I’m breathing slow and deep. For the first time, and in spite of Shaping Destiny, I feel like an author and that maybe I’m not so crazy after all.

Don’t forget that 25% of sales will go to help other authors/artists achieve their dreams. To be entered to win, all you have to do is share a link to the book or this blog on your own blog, facebook, or twitter. 

Thanks for being here and being part of this amazing journey.