Well, I never hear the words, "Honey, you did great," from a man in my life that loves me. So finding validation in other sources is a must-need, if I'm going to make it through this drought-filled single life. This week one of my books, won an award.
"Dark Persuasion," which I released this past August, won in the USA Book News competition and has received the title of:
Award-Winning Finalist in the 'Fiction: Romance' category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News
Then to top it off, I released my newest book under the pen name of J.D. Burrows, entitled "Conflicting Hearts." It's an Adult Contemporary Romance: Recommended Mature Audiences 18+, about a woman struggling to overcome the effects of childhood sexual abuse. It's pretty emotional and heavy, but receiving a lot of positive comments.
Anyway, such is the validation I receive in life. I hope that each of you, too, use your given talents to seek out validation from other sources to fill your lives as much as you can. Does writing completely fill mine? No, of course, it doesn't; but at least it helps in taking my mind off of the huge void inside of my heart of wanting to love and be loved in return.
My best to you for a wonderful holiday season ahead.