Thursday, November 29, 2012

Time for me to fly~

First let me say, I went to bed entirely too late last night, but I'm glad it happened the way it did. I had some truly incredible dreams..Ones you only have when you are absolutely exhausted! I was flying, well, floating really...above my house.It was the most awesome feeling, until I lost my concentration and began to fall. It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye, right? Well, I woke with my heart pounding, and a huge disappointment that I didn't take off and fly...instead I just floated there. Not that it wasn't a great feeling in itself, but I wanted to fly, damnit! I woke still feeling the disappointment. It really got me to thinking...That's my life, I'm floating, and as incredible as that feels...I want to soar! I have to keep my eyes on the prize and not get distracted by shiny objects :). My dream has finally come true! I am Co-authoring with Dawn Montgomery, which is incredible to me. I am working with some of the greats (Laurann Dohner) who everyone that knows me, knows she is and will always be my Queen. Life is a beautiful thing if you really live it. It took me this long to see I was always on the outside looking in. Well, I'm in now and I don't plan on stopping until I am a NYTimes and USA TODAY best seller!! Dawn is teaching me so much about writing and I couldn't ask for a better teacher! She has such a beautiful writing voice! She's so much fun to work with and so intelligent.

  My book group...Where to start. None of this would be happening without them. What a wonderful group of people from all over the world. They have supported me, cheered me on and cried with me through this crazy roller coaster ride I have been on! I want to say a special thank you to them! Laurann Dohner...Thank you Lady, for believing in me and giving me the confidence I needed to take the leap. Thank you to my family for supporting me and telling me I can do it, no matter what! Thank you Tonya Jewell for staying up with me and holding my hand through the rough patches. Last but not least...Thank you Dawn Montgomery for giving me this chance...I love you all very much...now I'm ready to fly :)

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  1. You deserve it all and much more Ditter!! You are an inspiration to many of us to keep our heads up and not fall back in the gutter. You're an eagle, you need to soar!
    Love to you Ditter!

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    1. Thank you Carmen for always being there for me...I love you too!!

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  2. Awwwww that's a beautiful blog, Ditter, i wish to be in you're shoes.....one day!!!! Up there with the greats, making my family and friends proud. *sighs* Just don't forget me.....The little people. I'm glad i met you.
    Jodie from the other side of the pond!!! xxxxxx

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    1. lol!! I love you already Jodie from the other side of the pond!! You help me so much and I appreciate you more than you know!! <3

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  3. Well halle fricken lujah teehee. ok ok ok ok ok ok Trust me, staying up all those nights was well worth it if thats a part of why you are at where you are at now. (Id glady pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today..haha) We have talked and talked and talked, laughed our asses off (while peeing our pants), and cried and bauled on eachother's shoulders until we we were dripping with tears. Ohh, and let's not forget the times we were both so pissed off we coudln't see straight, (those are when you get the colorful words ..teehee) But did you notice that even when we were yelling, screaming, cussing ranting and raving within a minute or two we were laughing our asses off. Even angry we still found humor in our own actions. Looking back (aside from THAT night) it seems that no matter how we start the conversation, we always end feeling a little better (if not a lotta better..teehee) than when we started and usually end with laughter. Whether its Uranus, Cars, Imitations (leo getz..whatever ya want..leo getz), or just brutal truth I am so happy that those late night talks are finally paying off. You are right!!!! You do not need anything in your life that is going to keep you down, hold you back, or distract you from your dreams. When you find yourself at that point of no return where you have to choose between the "sit down and surrender" or "let go and leap", its a liberating feeling to leap and realize that gravity does not pertain to your spirit. Little word of warning about shiny objects...while pretty when polished...when they sit too long they turn just as dull as anything else and who wants to sit around and polish something all day long. If you are gonna spend the time to polish something, polish yourself that way everyone can watch you shine. You know me and my analogies. LOL Any-who, Thank you for what you said. I enjoy our late night talks. However, they are better when we are laughing so hard that I am having to run to the potty to keep from peeing myself. But, here's the truth of the truth I'll be here for you no matter what want to discuss and we both know, in regards to me, nothing is sacred NOR off limits. LOL <3 <3

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    1. Well damn...I held it together pretty good until I read this....Tears are running down my face and dripping off my chin. I have known very few people like you in my life and i'm so happy I found you. I love Tonya...so much!! <3 <3 <3

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    2. Tonya, that is so beautiful. You made me cry too!!!

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  4. I wish you the stars Lady D.

    and a front row seat for me.

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    1. Thank you Rosie for being such a good friend and supporting me from day one! I love you Lady! <3

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    2. Always.

      You have no idea what you mean to me.

      Love watching you fly...spread em and go.

      (yeah i know how that reads) <3

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  5. I also want to thank my Mama Bear....She has always had my back, no matter what! Love you Lady! <3

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  6. What an awesome blog Ditter! Once again, YOU ROCK!! I am so happy for you!!! I am smiling so hard that my chipmunk cheeks are aching lol!!! You just keep right on flying!!!
    You got this Girl!

    Oh yea, by the way....WHERE IS BOOK 2????? (you thought I was gonna let you off the hook didn't ya'?PSYCH! Not gonna happen!) hahahahaaha I really crack me up but girlie, you are a VERY SHINY ONE OF A KIND TREASURE!

    YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!! Thanks!!!!
    Julia

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    1. Thank you Julia!!! You have been so amazing and so much support!!! We are working on book 2 lol I swear! You will have it before you know it! Love you! <3

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  7. You have been an amazing support..Now t is time for you to live out your dream....Congrats my dear friend..

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    1. Thank you sweet sexy Savannah! You know I love you and appreciate you so much! <3

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  8. I have total respect for someone who is brave enough to follow their dreams. It sounds so simple but so many times people get trapped in the mundane, just make a living, not really happy with what they're doing life. It takes courage and drive to follow your dreams.

    I am glad that I was invited into your book group. You are an incredible person that I am proud to call my friend and I have met some of the best people I have ever known through this group.

    I wish you nothing but the best and hope that all your dreams do come true. I'll take great pleasure in watching you soar!

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    1. Pretty Lois...Thank you so much for the kind words. As I said to the others...I couldnt have done this without you guys. Thank you for supporting me and being a friend...Much love, Lady! <3

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  9. Well hell, Lady, I had no doubts that you would do this....and who is to say that floating is not a great experience. It may not be the soaring kind of flight that you are heading for but it damn sure a lot more than any of us down here on the ground can do!!! You are an amazing author, this book proved that. I was so proud of you...the Mama Bear coming out in me. I beamed when I got to the end of your book just like I was sitting in the audience of my baby's first school play!! You rocked it and by no means am I taking anything away from Dawn...the two of you are phenominal!!! I love ya Lady and I will watch you conquer the NYTimes and USA Today with a big lump in my chest and tears in my eyes....now spread those big old wings baby and let's get this show on the road!!!

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    1. Damn...here come the tears again...I love you too Mama Bear!! Yeah, Dawn is incredible and I dont know what I did to deserve her or you but i'm taking it with me <3

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  10. Ditter, you made me cry. Your words are amazing and really hit my heart.

    You saved me, lady. You brought me back from the brink of quitting and reminded me why I started writing in the first place.

    Without the book group, and you, none of this would have happened. Trust me when I say, teaching you is effortless. You are brilliant, and one of the hardest working people I know.

    Keep soaring!

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    1. How about we soar together....<3 <3

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