Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Photo Tuesday - Moving On

Today is a little tribute to some of the wonderful people I've met during my journey with The Circle of Friends.

I never set out to write a YA series, let alone five books.

Thanks to the fans, friends, bloggers, and awesome people I've met along the way.

I've lived and breathed these characters for years now. They've made me angry, made me cry... I've even dreamed about them!

While I will continue to make appearances and promote my series, it's time to move on with another project.

As I stated yesterday, it will be a teen version of my non-fiction book, Overcoming Obstacles with SPUNK!

After that... I'm not sure.

I have ideas for another fiction book, with an emphasis on fantasy, horror, and love.

At this point in my life, I don't know if I'll ever write it, though.

Fiction is the toughest sell, both to readers and to the media.

My non-fiction title continues to be my best seller and I'll likely stick with non-fiction for a while. Since speaking is what pays the bills, I need to continue building my credibility as a speaker, and that means non-fiction.

I'm also really, really beat at the moment, and need to do something that will uplift ME.

In addition, I need to find out what path God wants me to take. Where will I be the most effective as an author?

Thanks once more to those who enjoyed The Circle of Friends. I hope those books inspired and made a difference in your life!


R. M. Iyer said...

Touching lives. Can anything be more wonderful than that?

~ Rayna

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Sometimes it's the people who are the best part of the process! Love the pictures. And your blog looks GREAT!

Mystery Writing is Murder

Helen Ginger said...

Those are sweet pictures. Sounds like you need a short break. Not totally, but a bit of time to center and take care of yourself. It could be an afternoon or a day or two.

Straight From Hel

Mason Canyon said...

Sounds like you've had a wonderful journey and it's not over yet. I believe your books will inspire readers for a long time. Good luck with the next leg of the journey.

Thoughts in Progress

Tara said...

Best of luck moving on to new things! It's hard to do.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

These are great pictures!!

Karen Walker said...

I'm with Helen on this one Diane. Take some time. No need to figure out what's next when you've just come off such a whirlwind. If the speaking pays the bills, continue to do that, but as for the next writing project. Let it emerge from a place of centeredness, not when you're "beat."

Jo-Jo said...

I feel so blessed that I had the opportunity to read these books and get to know you a little bit. Good luck with your future projects, whatever they may be as the Lord leads you.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

What a special tribute.

I hope you decide to work on your fiction idea. They may be hard sells, but they sure are fun to write.

arlee bird said...

I really enjoy seeing photos like you've placed on your blog today--it really gives a personal touch and takes the rest of us closer to where you were.
You definitely need to keep the bills paid, but at the same time you gotta feed your mind and soul. It'll come to you after you've taken a rest break. Being out in the public can be exhilerating as well as tiring.

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L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thanks, everyone. Yes, right now I am beat, and more so than at any other time in the past few years. I have a couple gigs next week and then nothing for almost a month. I really, really need that time right now...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hope I can reach that point one day! (Not the beat part though.)

B. Miller said...

Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing. You need to get some rest soon lady! Brilliance comes with a price, huh?

Laura Marcella said...

Good for you! Best of luck with everything!!!

Jai Joshi said...

Such a lovely post.

Meeting all those people and connecting to all those lives - that's what it's all about.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Jai, you are so right! That's what keeps me going.

Anonymous said...

Great pics. Thanks for sharing your successes. Inspires me to do something. And its important to know what path God wants you to take. He's a pretty smart guy.

Stephen Tremp

Marvin D Wilson said...

Sweet tribute and thanksgiving post, Diane!

Jemi Fraser said...

What a lovely post, Diane! Nonfiction is a really strong market - go with your heart! Take care of yourself - you've been going at full tilt for a long time. Relax a bit :)

Janet said...

You are an inspiration and very talented. I'm sure whatever you choose to do will be a success.

VR Barkowski said...

What a great post, Diane. The photos are wonderful. While change is challenging, without it there is only stasis. Go where your heart leads, just rememeber to rest a bit first. :)

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Must congratulate you Diane. Great job! You keep truckin'!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you everyone. I will rest, regroup, and begin again!

Kristin Rae said...

Definitely take some YOU time!! That's interesting that non-fiction sells better than fiction. I had no idea. I rarely reach for non-fiction unless it sounds SUPER interesting. I love getting lost in fiction worlds so much.

I plan to start reading your Circle of Friends series soon!

Morgan Mandel said...

You're a positive influence on many people's lives, Diane!

Morgan Mandel

Galen Kindley--Author said...

You deserve a break and a reward. I hope your next project pleases you and brings you success.

Best, Galen.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Kristin that's so cool - thank you!

Morgan, I certainly hope so.

Thanks, Galen!