Catching Up

I knew I was supposed to write this book when the idea came to me one day in play rehearsals. I wrote my first chapter, 26 pages in one night. The first six chapters flowed as if I were a ghostwriter telling someone else’s story. I started this blog to launch two books and now I will be using it to launch three or more. The ideas just keep popping in my head for other stories to tell.

I’ve always wanted to be a true, bonified, published writer. But as with anything worth doing well, I’m taking my time and getting myself situated to receive the success and blessings to follow. There are millions of people who written a best seller or sang a number one hit song but we’re never heard from again. They didn’t prepare themselves for the bounty that followed the harvest.

Begin planning for the bounty when you first break ground to plant your seeds and you will always be successful.

I’m also learning or relearning about Quantum Physics and The Law of Attraction with the help of my daughter. Manifesting my own destiny and success has everything to with me and nothing to do with book sales. Life for me has been challenging. Life for a lot of us is challenging. But we have to think about what it is we are accepting as truths within ourselves and our lives.

For example, I’ve told myself for nearly 25 years that because I’m sick so I can’t work, I can’t do this or do that. Although I’ve tried many times, I didn’t change the narrative and had already accepted defeat. No more of that! My Pastor told us many times to speak what you need or want into existence. I’m using my faith and my belief to strengthen my core as a human being, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.


Valerie Collins
Valerie Collins
Valerie Collins was born in Tucson, Az, the last of six children. She has loved writing since a child but decided to pursue a career in Orthopedic nursing. Shortly after her marriage and birth of her first child at the age of 22, she was diagnosed with the chronic pain disease, Fibromyalgia, its subsequent conditions, illnesses, and syndromes. Once the disease disabled her in 2001, she revisited her passion for writing poetry and short stories and has accumulated over 100 poems and spoken word pieces over the years. She became a member of the International Society of poets in 2002 and The International Who's Who in Poetry in 2006. She currently is a member of Realistic Poetry International, Who's Who Among American Business Women, and Women of Facebook Create. Her accolades include 2005 Poet of the Year. She was awarded both the Outstanding Achievement Award in Poetry and the Official Commemorative Poetry Ambassador Medal while serving as a Poetry Ambassador associate in 2007. She wrote a play entitled “Fix Me Jesus” in 2012 for Alabama 1st COGIC State AIM Youth Convention Competition drama category which was awarded second place. Currently, she is in rehearsals for her second stage play for the local playwright, Shawna D. Moore which will be on stage in August 2019. She is in the process of compiling a two-volume poetry book entitled My Poetic Life: A Memoir of Love and a book detailing her life with Fibromyalgia, entitled Behind the Walls of Silence. In July 2018, she created her first blog site My Poetic Life (The Book) as @vfurrmstheblogger to act as a launch for both books and it has taken on a life of its own. She also owns a small crochet business, Val's Gifts of Warmth, where she sells her handmade crochet items.

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