Find, then Follow, Your Passion
I’m not talking about romantic passion, that ship sailed (sailed and hit an iceberg) for me a long time ago. I’m talking about something in your life that you are passionate about. I know so many people who don’t have that, and quite frankly, most of them are unhappy. I’m one of the lucky ones. I found mine when I was a child. I spent a lot of years not following it, but I was busy raising children, which kept me from missing it too much. However, now I can’t imagine my life without writing. I try to picture what I would do when I’m not at the day job, not hanging out with my kids, friends, family, and I see myself in one of those frozen poses like the witches used to put people in on Bewitched. Totally paralyzed, just…waiting. Seriously, what do those who don’t have small children and don’t have a passion, do with their free time?
I saw a video a few days ago of a police officer talking a man off a bridge who was about to kill himself. I’m sure the poor guy had more problems than lack of a hobby, but it just seems to me that, if you find something that excites you, something that sparks your happiness, whether it’s a hobby or a side-career such as writing, you’d feel much less hopeless.
So…what about you? Do you have a passion? Are you pursuing it? Why not? It’s never too late.
Alicia Dean is a suspense and paranormal author in Edmond, Oklahoma. She wrote her first romance at age 10 (featuring a hero who looked just like Elvis Presley), and she still has the tattered, pencil-written copy. In addition to reading and writing, Alicia loves watching and re-watching her favorite television shows, among them Dexter, Walking Dead, New Girl, Young and Hungry, and Justified.
Alicia’s newest release:
Amidst a blizzard, paranormal debunker Camille Burditt arrives at Devil’s Promenade in Oklahoma to research a supernatural ‘spook light’ phenomenon for her latest book. There she encounters a ghostly being, which she dismisses as a figment of her imagination. But as the apparition becomes too persistent to deny, Camille realizes the woman’s ghost is quite real—and that her demise was not accidental.
Declan Rush—the inhospitable, reclusive owner of the inn where Camille is staying—is linked to the deceased woman, but he is less than forthcoming. Despite his unfriendliness, Camille is oddly drawn to him, even though she suspects his connection to the spirit might be that of killer to victim.
When another suspicious death occurs, Camille intensifies her investigation. She has precious little time to ferret out the truth. Not only is her book deadline looming—she’s desperate to discover if the man she’s falling for is a murderer.
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Devil’s Promenade: A World of Gothic ~ United States
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