Hello and happy Friday. Another week, another topic. Not gonna lie, I groaned when I saw this week's prompt for the #MFRWauthor blog hop. A book that has influenced my life.
Now, you're probably saying to yourself, "but Meka, you're an author, this should be easy." And in theory, you would be correct it should be easy. But if you were around for any of my posts last year and heck, even this year, you know my memory is crap. Not only that, my choice of books are not what people would consider profound works of literary greatness.
I've never read 'the classics'. No Pride and Prejudice or Jane Eyre. No Gone With The Wind, or The Great Gatsby. You get my point. Ninety-five percent of my reading today is romance or erotica novels, the other five percent are the bedtime reading I do with my boys and a mix of other genre books when I'm trying to get out of my comfort zone. So what to write about this week?
Great message right? I think so. I tell my children that (almost) nothing is out of their reach long as they work hard and have the drive to attain it. Success starts with believing in yourself and I try to parent my children to be confident in who they are and what they can achieve.
Now, sometimes it's a case of do as I say and not as I do when I try and apply that advice to myself when it comes to my writing. Some days the self-doubt is a real bitch and it makes me question if I want to keep going on this journey. But, at the end of the day, I know I want to do this. I have done it and will continue to keep writing and producing the stories I want to tell.
So there you have it, a book that has influenced my life and one that I use to help influence the lives of my offspring. I thought about doing more than one, but nah, I'll follow the rules this week and stick with just one. What's a book that has made an impact in your life?
Be sure to stop by the other authors on the hop to find out what books influenced their lives.
Until next time