The Front Porch : Newbie Checkin' In...

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  1. AuthorLady

    AuthorLady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Greetings,

    I'd like to say hello to the Destee forum and as my name indicates; I am an author.

    Last December, I published my first novel and it is currently available everywhere books are sold online. It's entitled, A Journey Into The Mind of a Black Woman.

    In addition to writing, I am a blogger and singer.

    I'm very opinionate and I have a lot on my mind to discuss, so I'll be jumping right in...on the forums.

    What I'd like to say to people here is that in life; sometimes our paths are not always clear. When I decided to write my book, I had just been laid off from a major insurance company. In the process of trying to get back to work; a little voice told me to start writing a book. You see, I had been a popular web personality on a very popular African American website and for years, people had encouraged me to write a book. The genesis of my book came from many of those discussions.

    On December 30, 2011; that book was published.

    You can be whatever you want to be in life.

    Just choose to do it.

    Respectfully,


    Authorlady
     
  2. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    welcome aboard…..:hi:
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    welcome to the playground...and congrats on the book.

    enjoy your stay.:)
     
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    Thank you...
     
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    AuthorLady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you very much...and I'll be playing in the sand box a lot. :D
     
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    AuthorLady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :toast: Hello. Cheers.
     
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    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    :hello: AuthorLady ... Welcome Welcome Welcome ... :wave:

    Thanks for joining us and sharing! Nice to have a veteran forum user ... kewl kewl kewl !!!

    Congratulations on your book! Very encouraging, as i want to write one too!

    How long did it take, from the time you started, till it was published?

    There is such a brick wall in front of me, regarding this, i'm stumped for some reason.

    Good to have you with us! I'll probably be stalk'n you with all kinds of questions ... :)

    Please make yourself right at home, because you are!

    Much Love and Peace.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  9. AuthorLady

    AuthorLady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hi, Destee...and thank you for the kudos.

    About the book: well...in a nutshell, it took me 6.5 years to complete the book--two of those years were spent doing research for a few of the chapters. My inspiration for the book had to do with many of the conversations regarding relationships between Black men and women on the forum I was on. Some of the attitudes and responses shocked me and I took major points from those conversations and expanded them in various chapters.

    Writers's block is a mortal enemy of a writer, not too mention having to still deal with life issues and basic living. But I just kept my focus and was determined to see it through--no matter what.

    Please feel free to ask me questions. I love to inspire others.
     
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    Welcome to the forums.
     
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