Long before I was a published author, I was a blogger, and this website was titled, “A Leap of Faith.”
I explained right here in this about me how starting a blog was a leap of faith for me because I wanted to write books, but I was afraid to put myself out there. I started the blog, this website, long before I’d ever completed my first book, and I did it to give myself confidence.
I blogged about my writing journey, my daily life, the ups and downs, the failures and the victories, the revelations and the changes, whether those changes were good or bad. I blogged about it all. — And a lot of you found me back then. You followed me and kept up with me when I was just a baby writer trying to find my footing.
Well, I’ve found it, and since retitled this blog to just simply Heather Threatte, Author. — Cause I made it. I have four published books floating around out there on the interwebs. Paperbacks sitting in people’s houses. I know this… because I autographed some of them. — Can you believe that? People didn’t just buy them, they asked me to sign them. I had to sit at my kitchen bar and practice my autograph like I was something fancy. (Yeah, okay, it was my mama, but… come on, a few other people asked too.)
I took that leap and now here I am. Want to know something, though? I’m still the same shy, socially awkward young woman I was when I started all this. I still struggle and stumble, I’m still afraid. Even more so now. I refuse to market myself. I tell people all the time… I want people to read my books, but I also don’t want them to. It makes me nervous. It’s scary, and I’m a big chicken. That has not changed.
So even though I took ‘A Leap of Faith’ off this website, I’m here to tell you that taking a leap of faith never ends, because once you take it and come out on the other side, you’ll be taking another one. And another. And another.
And it’s hard.
So I’m just Heather Threatte, Author… stumbling around out here trying my best. Feel free to follow along with me. I’d be glad to have you around.
(And go on over to Amazon and check out my books. They’re for sale and stuff. Romance novels, if that’s your thing. If it’s not, that’s cool.) — See, look, I tried. Give me some credit.
And as always, happy reading!
I greatly admire your determination to reach for your dreams!
I’ve been afraid of failure most of my life, as I’m sure many of us have, but we aren’t really living if we’re too afraid to take risks, are we? I wish you well on your journey 🙂
I’d thought I would leave a cool quote from Michael Jordan:
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Have a great day,
Thank You! & awesome quote, I love it! 🙂
I will enjoy following you 🙂 And isn’t all life a leap of faith?
Thanks, I hope you do enjoy it! 🙂 — & I think you’re right, all life is a leap of faith. That’s what it’s all about. (:
I found your blog with your link, I too have been afraid of failure throughout my life. I feel I am succeeding now a little with my life and writing…Thank you for finding a following my blog I have followed in return.
Awesome, love the courage! I can relate to shy and terrified of failure but learning to step into scary. Writing really has made me so much bolder and braver. It’s a great tool!!!!
Oh hello! Thanks for the follow! You write really well, actually….least I connect with it more because you write like me, in that my thoughts just tumble into type. And yes, I read it over and over hoping it makes sense :p. Assuming you have heard of NaNoWriMo, have you every got far with that? Anyway, nice to meet you. Following 🙂
You’re welcome! & it’s nice to meet you as well. 🙂 . (Lol & at least I’m not the only one that writes like that… seems we have something in common.) — Also, I will have to google that other, never heard of it before. 🙂
Good for you in taking that leap! Hope this was just the first of many such bold moves. Thanks for following my blog. I look forward to reading more of yours.
Thanks! & I’m definitely working on those bold moves. 🙂 — I look forward to seeing more from you as well!
Thank you so much for finding my blog, liking a few posts and following me
You’re welcome! & somehow I missed this post.. sorry about that. — I definitely look forward to getting to know you better though. 🙂
Thanks so much for popping over to my blog today….really appreciate that. Your leap of faith here seems to be going quite well! Am off to learn a bit more about you!
You’re welcome.. I love finding & meeting new people, it’s always a pleasure. 🙂 — & thanks!
Hi Heather! Thanks for the follow! Great blog and you’re beautiful! 🙂
Thanks! 🙂 & you’re welcome. I found your blog to be very interesting & I’m excited to learn more about you. 🙂
Hi I have nominated you for the Liebster Award, its purely volunterary but you can find all the details here
Thanks for the nomination! 🙂 I really appreciate it.
not a problem
You will enjoy blogging. I had to increase my computer literacy and learn how to draw and post my cartoons from hard copy when I started. I have met so many delightful people and we really have become part of each other’s lives. Merry Christmas.
Just to let you know I have mentioned you on my lifestyle links, you can find it here
It’s good to meet you…:)