Life is Live and a Freebie

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Life isn’t always fabulous, but it is mostly very interesting. Waiting for things to be perfect is never going to work out, so here I am – blogging away before being totally caught up with everything. It’s taken me a while, but I get that particular thing now – that I’m not likely to ever be totally caught up. Ha – who knew! Anyway. I am pretty close to being caught up again. Getting there with it all no matter how much I would not have believed it possible a couple of months ago.

Life has been particularly insane, and I admit, particularly terrifying for quite a long time. Finally I figured that I’d just do things scared. It was either that or hide under the bed for ever. Funny thing with fear though. The minute you turn around from running like hell and face it, it often turns out to be just a silly old thing, and not half as scary as it pretended to be before you decided to eyeball it. Not always, but often enough to warrant a bit of bravery.

I can no longer afford to be a perfectionist, which is a good thing. Learning to take things on the chin has – well – kind of hurt my chin, but it is rather fabulous to realise that even though everything this past year has most certainly been so far away from perfect as to be on different planets, at least I’m still standing, smiling, and doing the best that I can. I’ll be back to blogland every Thursday regardless of what’s happening in life. It’s my mission in life now to get to answer every comment ever written!! (On my blog that is – have fun with yours yourself)

As always, before life got a little dangerous, I celebrate my birthday on the 15th with a free story. While zooming around Amazon to set this up I saw that Echoes is almost at the end of a Select cycle, so I decided to use the final couple of days of this to give it away now instead. If you don’t already have it please do head over and download it. It will be free from right now to the 10th of March. Click on the cover image below to go to your particular Amazon site.

13 thoughts on “Life is Live and a Freebie

    john flanagan said:
    March 8, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Excellent post, Jo, enjoyed it very much

    Best Wishes



    Annette Rochelle Aben said:
    March 8, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Here’s to a beautiful birthday and having the time of your life with the most amazing results! ❤


    olganm said:
    March 8, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Good luck, Jo, and I can wholeheartedly recommend ‘Echoes of Narcissus’


    Sue Vincent said:
    March 8, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Scary is often far less than fear paints it….But turning around before finding that out takes courage.
    Best wishes for your birthday, Jo xx


    Pamela Beckford said:
    March 8, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Happy early birthday! I hope you feel the birthday hugs across the ocean.


    D. Wallace Peach said:
    March 8, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Lovely post, Jo. Those monsters of fear are often pesky little mice when we finally face them. So glad to hear your taking life as it comes and staying strong and positive. Happy Birthday, and thanks for the story 🙂


    davidprosser said:
    March 8, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    So lovely to see you back again. Have a most wonderful birthday. xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx


    Cynthia Reyes said:
    March 8, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Glad to read your post, Jo. You’ve been through so much, and yet, you persevere and produce, and are going through the cycles of life, overwhelm and all.

    Happy birthday when it gets here — and don’t wait till it gets here — celebrate a whole darned week, just for surviving!!


    Terri Webster Schrandt said:
    March 9, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Sure is nice to read you, Jo! Been missing you! Happy birthday and so glad you will be posting! Hugs!


    jenanita01 said:
    March 9, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Reblogged this on Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie.


    jenanita01 said:
    March 9, 2017 at 11:39 am

    I prefer not to use the phrase ‘back to normal’ as there is no such animal, but looking forward to hearing more from you! “I’m still standing” says more about a person than anything else ever could…


    patriciaruthsusan said:
    March 10, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    I’ve got the story, thanks. I’m glad to hear you’re doing well, Jo. All the best. 🙂 — Suzanne


    The Owl Lady said:
    March 13, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Reblogged this on Viv Drewa – The Owl Lady.


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