Are you wondering what this is about? Well, Judi Moreo, author of You Are More Than Enough Achievement Journal (Stephens Press, Dec. '07), will embark on a virtual book tour to promote her book about how to achieve your dreams.
As a writer whose first dream of being published has come true, I can really relate to so much of what Judi writes about. I know people may be tired of hearing about The Secret, but you know what? For those of us who have been practicing The Secret long before it had a name, I can tell you that my path to success was created long before I started writing.
My first successes were not academic…they were athletic. I discovered that, at the end of a nail biting game, when everything was on the line, I wanted to take that last shot. I wanted the ball in my hands because I knew I was a go-to kind of player. It was that belief in myself and an understanding that I had trained harder, worked more, (I would shoot baskets in our yard even in the rain) and was far better prepared than even my best friends on the team. I knew I had the mental game to hit a clutch shot.
I won more than I lost, and I took this attitude, this belief that if I worked hard enough, if I studied the good writers, understood the business (like understanding an opponent), that when I started writing, I would find success.
Now, granted, it’s not best seller success (not yet), and I’m not sure my genre will ever get me there, but I have published eight novels (my eighth comes out next month from Spinsters Ink) and have had the wonderful opportunity to meet some fabulous writers, attend some wonderful workshops as a presenter, and write-off my travel for research purposes. I’ve enjoyed book signings, panel discussions, and so much more. It’s been a wonderful ride, and the best part is that I now have a new dream…to actually make some money doing this!
So…does The Secret work?
It does for me. For 20 years, I have hauled around 30 boxes of leather bound books because I knew that someday, I would have a library like Sherlock Holmes, complete with ladder, fireplace, window seat and globe. Last year, I had that library built. It was exactly how I envisioned it when I first started buying those leather bound books.
At 47 years old, I still want the ball at the end of the game…I still believe I can. And that has been my singular battle cry to all of my students when they come into my writing class. It has been the mantra I taught my own girls”
“If you think you can or can’t…you’re right.”