Posts Tagged ‘passion’


What do you do when you have a friend—or friends—who repeat the same stupid relationship mistakes, then come to you for advice (that they don’t heed) time and time again?

You disengage—not in the friendship, but in the drama.

I have such friends. You probably do too. But it is rather ‘old’ at this age and stage, at least it is for me. I mean, we all have our issues. Love, passion and matters of the heart are often filled with angst and drama because it is a deeply emotional experience.

It wasn’t that long ago (but long enough) I went through my own romantic turmoil, but I’d like to think that I’ve learned, and won’t repeat myself, or allow what I allowed to happen, happen again. Easier said than done, I suppose, but if we don’t learn as we go, then we don’t move forward to be open for something real.

That said, one has to be actively dating to actually move forward, which I am not, so escapism doesn’t count. I better get on it. Time’s a wasting…

Note: Yes, relationships are hard, but shouldn’t be that hard. “We’re here for a good time, not a long time.” Enjoy yourself.

ML xo

Publishing Woes

Posted on: February 17th, 2015 by Madison Lake No Comments


As I sit editing and polishing my fifth book, the third and last in the Cloud of Hawthorne series — before I begin book six — I contemplate publishing.

It’s a long road.

I self publish my books through a wonderful self-publishing house called Friesen Press. I am always happy with the process and the end result and really, it’s not that different a process than if I were getting published. However, that doesn’t stop me in my attempts to get my work recognized and picked up by a big name publisher. Why?

I suppose it’s still considered a badge of accomplishment in the writing world. It shows your work is ‘worthy’, although that is debatable. Big names like HarperCollins or Simon & Schuster give you clout, but no matter how good your work is, it’s a tough slog.

My friend and colleague recently posted this link. I think it says a lot. Just love what you do and keep doing it.