I Love Me.

8:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 53 Comments


TL Watson is hosting the Self-Lovin' Blog Hop.

Want to check out the other posts in the hop? Clickety click HERE.

Tara wants to know...what am I awesome at?

Well now, let me see...

I'd never feel comfortable enough to say I rock at anything in the writing/publishing world.

But I will say I have the sort of nature that keeps me in the game long after many say the heck with it.

You see...it all started with my birth...(you're thinking that's a joke, right? Ha!)

Anyhow, according to my mother, the Corkster, she had four children...two boys; two girls. She and my father were done. D-O-N-E. No more kids!!!

But~ seems little old eggy me defied a tubal and got herself conceived. Woot woot. Raise the roof and skip that period. I'm on my way!!

Or so I would have thought. Seems the Corkster's docs had a different opinion. :(

My mother was post thirty, had a slew of medical issues, and had been taking some meds that didn't go hand in hand with a healthy pregnancy.

In the doctors wise opinion...my mother should terminate and have a hysterectomy.When my mom objected, she was assured I would be born mentally handicapped (don't even make the joke- I had four older siblings- I've heard all about the doc being right!).

But my mom refused; my dad agreed...with the prediction I would be born blond haired, brown eyed, and be named Elizabeth.

The moral to the story?

I am just freaking happy to be here.

I know the difference between a hassle and a crisis.

A rejection? That's a hassle.

A malignant tumor? That's a problem.

A bad review? That's a hassle.

Living in the Ukraine? That's a problem.

I could go on...but I think you get it. I'm not the kind of gal that cries and moans over the bad food served at the party. I'm just excited as hell that I got invited!!

Now...have you guys checked these books out? I haven't read them yet, but they are totally on my to read lists! 

Carrie Butler!

Blackmail and vigilantism hold no consequence for Cole Blake, until an error in judgment stops him dead in his super-accelerated tracks. Now burdened with the closest thing he’s ever had to a conscience, he must own up to his past and fight his darker impulses—before it’s too late to shield those he actually cares about.

Check out Honesty's web page!


Buy it Here! .99 cents!!!



Lisa Regan!

After saving her daughter from a car-jacking, off-duty police detective Jocelyn Rush ends up in the ER. The last person she expects to run into is Anita Grant, former prostitute. In spite of  Anita's injuries—mutilated hands and feet—Anita refuses to talk about what happened. Reluctantly, Jocelyn backs off, and Anita's case goes to Philadelphia’s Special Victims Unit.

Before long, Jocelyn is pulled into the SVU’s investigation. Anita is finally ready to talk, but only to Jocelyn. Her story is harrowing, even to a seasoned veteran like Jocelyn. Someone is preying on prostitutes, viciously assaulting and mutilating them.

Buy it HERE!!


Mary Ting Cover Reveal! (writing as M. Clarke)

                                                 
                                                       Get Mary Ting books HERE!

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53 comments:

  1. That's a touching story. Good for your mom. ;)

    What a list! I'll have to check out those books.
    (...already read Honesty - it's great! :D)

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    1. I just got Honesty, it's sitting on my Kindle waiting for me to stop reading so slowly! I'm hearing great things about it.

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  2. Your attitude is absolutely something to be proud of! I wish mine came as naturally to me as yours does to you. :)

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    1. I have my moments, especially when they first happen, but within hours...I'm reminded that in the grand scheme of things...my problems are squat.

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  3. Your life (and birth) story manages to be both amusing and inspiring, Elizabeth... well done!

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    1. LOL. Thank my mother. She has been telling me that tale since I was knee high to a duck.

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  4. Wow, sounds like you have phenomenal parents. They put their trust in God! So glad they did!!

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    1. I was blessed with the best. My parents did have a set of principles that they adhered to no matter what. Sometimes growing up with them could be a pain ;)

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  5. Glad your parents made the right decision. Welcome to the world albeit a tad late. Knee high to a duck, Iike that.

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    1. Life is filled with tough decisions...wouldn't it be nice to have a crystal ball? Knee high to a duck is fun- quacks me up.

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  6. Yay, you made it - see what the world would have lost if your parents had decided otherwise ;) It's amazing how many 'problems' really fall into the irritating category.
    And congratulations, Carrie, Lisa and Mary! While I was gone, it looks like everyone went and got a book published. Go guys!

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    1. People have been really busy! My reading list just keeps growing and growing!

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  7. Great attitude to have, Elizabeth. And I'm so glad your mother chose to see you through! You're an amazing person, and one of the great ones! Glad she knew that even before you were born.

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    1. Ah gee, thanks Randi Lee! I'm blushing a little :)

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  8. Perseverance goes a long way, that's how Henry Ford and many others have made it.

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    1. Very true. Perseverance is needed for almost any difficult.

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  9. I love your attitude! You are awesome. :)

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  10. Stuck it out and here you are. Hmph, stopped my doctor joke lol

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  11. Good for your parents. I'm glad you're here.

    Love,
    Janie

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  12. Oh wow! What a terrible decision to have to make, so glad your mom made such a brave choice!

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  13. Persistence is the key to this publishing game, methinks. So good for you! And very, very good for your parents!

    Thanks so much for participating. :)

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  14. Perseverance is crucial in writing! And you have a lot of it :)

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    1. I've seen more writers quit for lack of perseverance than talent time and time again.

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  15. Persistence is key, definitely. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thanks Christine! You have a great weekend too.

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  16. That perspective is SO important. Thank you for the reminder!

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  17. So glad you are here Liz. My little sister (well she's twenty now)was a bit if a surprise too and my mother had medical issues as well. And yeah, Ukraine is definitely not having 'The Best Day Ever.' I really need to start watching that show again.

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    1. Your little sister is as lucky as me...plus she has you for a for real big sister- that's awesome thensome!

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  18. Great perspective! A positive attitude like yours makes all the difference. I just read an article about how authors need to learn to validate ourselves, since external validation will inevitably be disappointing to any writer, no matter how successful. Can you imagine the reviews hugely successful authors like Gillian Flynn and Suzanne Collins have had to endure? I'm assuming they eventually just stop reading about their own work, but you know they have to be tempted every now and then to see what's out there...

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    1. I have to admit...reading the reviews of the famous writers is what keeps me happy. I read the one stars and they cheer me up, because I know no matter how often their talent is dismissed- they do have talent. And skill. I remind myself there are haters everywhere, especially when you hit the top. For some reason, I find that consoling.

      I totally agree. The pleasure of writing has to be internal. If it takes pats on the heads and kudos to get you through, I doubt you will make it. Tenacity trumps talent in this game.

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  19. What an amazing story and you put everything into perspective. You are a trooper.

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    1. Most days. Then I have those days when I whine like a two-year-old. That's just all part of the fun!

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  20. Great attitude, Elizabeth! :D And thank you for the shout-out!

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    1. My pleasure Carrie. I have it on my read list...can't wait to get to it!!

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  21. I haven't heard about this blog hop, but here I am to say I'm certain your mother was well pleased that she didn't take that doctor's advice.
    Elizabeth, it's too awful to imagine you not being here, and the great loss on other lives, not to mention your sons.
    We're all lucky to be here, and there must be a reason. Blessings to you.

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    1. You're so right Fanny! If it weren't for me, my hubs probably would have married one of those fluffy headed bimbos and my boys would have missed out on getting my genius brains!

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  22. You have a great attitude, Elizabeth and I'm one of the many who are glad your parents made the right choice! Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thanks Deanie!! Hope you have a great weekend too :)

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  23. You have a great way of saying it! Loved reading this post today!

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  24. Your parents are awesome, so glad you're here. And you're right sometimes we just need to put things into the right perspective. :)

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  25. Looks like little eggy you was just as determined as the full grown version! :) Glad you made it past the tube. lol

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  26. Thanks for visiting my new website and for 'liking" it! I appreciate it very much.

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    1. My pleasure Deanie! It is a wonderful site :)

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  27. Yes! Sometimes all we can do is push through what seems like a tough trial at the time. Who knows what's on the other side?

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