Something very interesting happened to me today that I wanted to share with everyone, especially you other authors. I was sitting here at my day-job, minding my own business, going through a list of service customers to email, and an old friend from middle school messaged me on Instagram. If that wasn’t weird and pleasant enough, he tells me he went to our local Barnes & Noble last week to ask them about my book. Of course, they told him my books can only be ordered online through them or amazon (or my website), which is true. Then, he tells me they told him to get in touch with me to see if I would like to do a book signing! I was shocked, mainly because I hadn’t gone after this. It came to me when I least expected it. I only just now started writing again after taking an entire year off to get my life together. When I was writing hard every single day, frustrated that I wasn’t getting anywhere, nothing like this happened. It’s so funny to me how things happen when you least expect them sometimes. I don’t mean to get preachy, but this was definitely a sign from God to me that this is what I should be doing in my life and that I shouldn’t get complacent and give up now. Being a full-time author has always been my dream. I self-published my first book back in 2012. Six years later, I have twelve books published (if you include my Chronicles collection book) but I am still working full-time at the local Jeep dealership to support my little family of two. Now, I’m not saying if I do this book signing everything will fall into place, take off, and I’ll be quitting my job next month and setting up my home office or anything. But just hearing that Barnes & Noble was interested in me doing a local author book signing gave me that little wake-up I needed to get back into my writing, reminding me that it’s my calling and I should never stop pursuing it.