Uplifting

By on February 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

As I have noted in some of my comments, this time has been both a blessing and a curse. Watching events unfold, and hearing so many horror stories from readers, authors and publishers over ARE’s moral and financial collapse, it made me sit back and take stock of things. Of what had happened, how I felt about continuing in this ebook industry, where it is all too easy for sales numbers to be fudged. I think there needs to be more accountability, in my humble opinion.
But beyond that, it brought me in a circle, back to where I started writing and why. I wrote because I always had, even as a child. It is as natural to me as breathing and as important to my well being. It has empowered me, in shedding harmful emotions through the magic of words, to create worlds and characters who went through terrible things, and yet, came out the other side triumphant, battered, bruised but with hope.
Like me.
If that is me, then I cannot let these recent events destroy what I do, how I express myself. Writing is not a job to me, it IS me. Therefore, to let others take that away is pure foolishness. I am stronger than that.
The blessing is that I have heard so many comments from fans and readers, who have taken the time to let me know they support me, that they enjoy the stories and it gives them pleasure. If this had not happened, would I have realized that to this extent?
So a silver lining brings me back to why I write. I love reading about characters who go through terrible things and come out the other side, and it was hard to find stories that went deep enough in emotional darkness to suit me. So I wrote stories involving such things, and found others who loved what I did. I could share and it was wonderful in a way I had never encountered before. I love to see people truly “get” what I am writing about.
And it is those people who have sent such kind and total support.
In light of that, how can I quit? I have to go back to my roots and remember why I am writing at all.
Strange, that today, after realizing all this, I have written non-stop, my muse up and running in full force.
Perhaps that was what this mess was meant for.
Thank you to all those lovely souls who wrote to me, both privately and on my blog. Your comments were taken to heart. Any future works are dedicated to all of you.
Be kind. Remember your words and actions echo through those you encounter daily. The smallest gesture or word can lift someone to glorious heights or break them entirely.
Take care of each other.
J.C.

 10 Responses to “Uplifting”

  1. Maryste says:

    Well, it’s a relief because if your passion is to write, mine is to read your books !!
    I’m looking forward to your next book !

    Thank you and good luck,
    Maryste

  2. jeanbl says:

    I am so glad to hear this. I check weekly for updates on your site. It is heartbreaking to share a gift like yours, only to be taken advantage of. I’m so glad that you will continue to write. I will surely continue to read!

  3. Maryste says:

    Wow, once you decide something, you don’t joke anymore ! You wrote a lot in a really short time. Looking forward to reading your new story !!
    Thank you again for going on writing !!!

  4. Kisnet says:

    Yay! I can’t tell you how happy I am that you’re continuing to write. I absolutely love your books!

  5. Kelly says:

    I’m a DEVOTED fan of your JC Owens books. You have your own folder in my computer. The reason is because when I read a new release or re-read one i already have, I find I can’t resist re-reading EVERY single one of your books! You take me to worlds I never knew I wanted to imagine or escape to but since the first book i read (Gaven) I’ve been enthralled with each book. I am caught up on all the books, moreso if we count all the re-reads. Thank YOU for sharing your stories and making the decision to continue to do so. We devoted readers will keep reading, savoring, re-reading them. THANK You!

  6. Tami says:

    Yay!! You’re writing again and you even finished Dragon Forge…. I cannot wait to read it!!! You have made my day, smiling from ear to ear here. I’m so happy you didn’t let what happened keep you down, that is awesome.

  7. Bogusia says:

    Iā€™m so excited to hear that more books are on the way!
    J.C. You are amazing and your books are amazing, I have not been disappointed I doubt I ever will be šŸ™‚
    I’m anxiously waiting for all your new books. Keep up the brillaint work!

  8. Real Lehoux says:

    I did not know of you and your books but I read first the summary of Soulseeker…
    I decided to have a go at it bought it to add a my collection in my Kindle library.
    As I started to read it, my first reaction was: wow that is something more that a romance, and then I fell in love with the characters. Please do not stop writing, we need authors that have stories to tell where there is spirituality and meanings in characters no matter their sexual orientation.
    Looking forward to read your new books as well as the already published ones.
    thank you
    Yours truly
    Real

  9. Erin says:

    Reading this makes me so happy! I’m glad you found your Muse again and happy to know that you haven’t lost the joy writing brings you. Artistic expression is a part of all of us. You’re talent is particularly sparkly and wonderful, and I’m grateful you’re willing to share it with us. Glad to hear happy news!

  10. Real Lehoux says:

    I did not know of you and your books but I read first the summary of Soulseeker…
    I decided to have a go at bought it to add a my collection in my Kindle library.
    As I started to read it, my first reaction was: wow that is something more that a romance, and then I fell in love with the characters. Please do not stop writing, we need authors that have stories to tell where there is spirituality and meanings in characters no matter their sexual orientation.
    Looking forward to read your new books as well as the already published ones.
    thank you
    Yours truly
    Real

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