A Guest Post by Author, Camelia Skiba, Welcome!

Chasing Dreams

I’m often asked when do I have time to write? I have a career outside of writing, a family to raise, relatives to visit, birthday parties to attend, laundry, cooking… the everyday routine.

It’s easy to get swamped and not work out / write / finish that book on your nightstand you began three months ago. It’s easy to give up on dreams because to fulfill them you have to exert effort and energy chasing after them, and most of all you have to invest time, time we never seem to have.

Giving up is easy. But not fulfilling. Before you know it, time passes by so fast, your children are out of the house, and you look back with regret for not doing what you loved most—write, crochet, paint, read… and before you know it, you wish time were some magical wand you wave to get back what you’ve lost—your dreams, your passions.

I don’t have a formula for how to find time for your hobbies, but I hope you’ll look inside yourself and see that little girl (boy) you once were, with dreams to become a famous painter, an acclaimed writer or just an amazing conductor, and find within yourself the will to follow that dream.

You will be sidetracked by the load of laundry or the batch of cookies your child needs for the fundraiser. You will feel guilty for not spending time with your husband watching his favorite show. You will be discouraged by the amount of time and energy it requires to follow that dream. All I can tell you is: Don’t. Give. Up. On. Your. Dream.

What you can give up is an hour-long TV show / movie that you can later watch online, and commercial free (about 20 minutes of foods you don’t want to try, or cars you’ll never buy anyway).

You can give up tweeting and following everyone’s daily life on FB—your life is by far more interesting than that of those you follow, I promise you. You can give up reading magazines about Ashton Kutcher and Jennifer Aniston—they don’t even know you exist. Why not make them read about you and your accomplishments?

Ask for help with cooking, laundry, cleaning—we all know you are superwoman, no need to prove to anyone what you are capable of doing. Ask your husband to read a goodnight story to the kids while you close the door to your office and immerse yourself in that passion of yours you’ve had since your childhood.

Have you started yet?

For more information about me, please go to www.CameliaMironSkiba.com

My first novel “Hidden Heart” came out in March 2011. My second novel “A World Apart” is coming out in December 2011.

Hidden Heart can be found at:

 Amazon http://www.amazon.com/HIDDEN-HEART-ebook/dp/B004QGYAG4/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

Barnes&Nobles http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hidden-heart-camelia-miron-skiba/1030244093?ean=2940012235473&itm=1&usri=camelia%2bmiron%2bskiba

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/44942

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About Katrina Parker Williams

Katrina Parker Williams teaches English composition and grammar at a community college. She is a Barton College graduate with a B.S. in Communications and a Masters of Education in English from East Carolina University. She is also the author of a fictional novel titled Liquor House Music. Her works have appeared in Charlotte Viewpoint, Muscadine Lines, Usadeepsouth, and on the Wilson Community College website. Her writings have recently been published at The Saints’ Placenta and All Things Girl and is forthcoming in Dead Mule School of Southern Literature and Muscadine Lines.
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2 Responses to A Guest Post by Author, Camelia Skiba, Welcome!

  1. Great post. I’m a fan of Cami’s books, and of Cami herself. And I should get off here and get back to writing! :o)

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