Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Taking Responsibility

Here’s to the power of taking responsibility ~ Jill Badonsky

If you follow me, you understand how much I try to pass along that everyone owns their goals, their own outcomes. Lately, this concept of having the answer for my life inside myself has come to light.

You might have noticed I’ve been a bit quite since about the middle of December. Lots has been happening. My third novel was released the beginning of December, then I got real sick. I know, I know…I probably caused the severity of it by not going to the doctor sooner, but lesson learned.

Then, of course, the holidays became my excuse for not writing or sharing on the blog. In January, responsibilities at the day job, as well as illness, overwhelmed me.

The last couple of weeks, my responsibility in all of this has become more apparent to me. I know that I am in control of destiny, attaining my vision to be a full-time writer. This week, I am taking the first of many baby steps to get back into the same routines that have helped me achieve my goals in the past. For me this also means setting some boundaries (even though I’d like to write Saturday’s and Sunday’s blog post this day, I need to stop for the night and relax) and also reaching out to some friends for support.

I have the answers and only I can take responsibility for my dreams and goals!

Have you had a recent revelation about responsibility along your dream journey? I’d love to hear!


Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?

My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from Amazon US!

Can two men find love amidst the pervasive culture of  propriety, honor, and expectation of the 1960s?

My latest novel, Need Your Love is available from Amazon US!


  1. Dean I am so glad you are feeling better!

    I also have been thinking a lot lately about how (and if) I can make this dream of writing full time a reality for me. For me, a big hurdle is finding a way to mesh what I want to write with what sells. i think I need to go back, though, and be more true to myself. Forget "the market" a little and let some of my passion and love for writing back into the process.
    I'm trying to do that now, with camp NaNo. I think I know what I want to do, and I'm ready to start taking this whole writing gig a lot more seriously :)

    I know you will do awesome, Dean. You are such a dedicated writer and you are always willing to try new things, to revise, to rework a story until it is the best it can be. That is a great skill!
    I'm looking forward to seeing you around more <3

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Amelia...it's been a long time and good luck to you!