Making Difficult Choices – Choosing Love or Career?
That’s a tough one, but I may have something to contribute since I made that choice not long ago.
I was in a difficult relationship a few years ago where we were moving in two very different directions. I made the choice to leave, sell off 90% of my possessions, build a tiny house in the woods, and live there alone. It was scary as hell, but it’s also been the best choice I’ve ever made.
I could have stayed, kept trying, constantly struggling to save a sinking relationship for the next few years, but this time I did something different and chose me. I chose to only keep what was truly important and to consciously place myself where I now thrive. I chose to hear characters and inspiration at every turn, have control of my choices and my time, and in a nutshell…live the life I needed to live to write my books.
What would I advise for someone in the same situation? Put yourself first. The rest, the inspiration, the words, and the stories, will follow.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Aisling Moss is balanced on the crystal edge of success as one of the most sought-after wedding planners in London…until one ill-advised move brings her career crashing down around her feet like a toppled tower of champagne flutes. The next day, a letter from a family solicitor arrives at her flat, and she has to choose between picking up the pieces of her career in London or taking the next flight to Wales to honor the wishes of someone she loves.
Finn Morgan was forced to end her fighting career after an injury sidelined her dreams of being a star in the cutthroat world of professional women’s boxing. Her job as a short-order cook in a Brooklyn diner certainly doesn’t compare, but it also doesn’t require her to think about what she wants to do with her life. Sleeping with her boss’s wife and spending quality time with a punching bag is all she needs, until the day she comes home to find a letter from across the pond, surrounded by a pool of warm sunlight, on her entry table.
Once in Wales, long-kept secrets and unexpected demands surface for both Finn and Aisling, and they are forced to make hard decisions about their futures: Do they return to rebuild the lives they had, or take a chance on love in wild, windswept Wales?
Patricia Evans Cox will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Patricia has been slinging ink and falling in love with characters since her boarding school days, and continues to write in her hometown of Eureka Springs, AR.
Her handmade tiny home in the forest, strewn with leather journals and forgotten cups of tea, serves as her writing studio. Her dogs Dublin and Snoo do their best to help by snoring loudly at her feet.
Patricia has lived in Ireland and England and returns there frequently to write, as well as to a much loved tiny island off the coast of Glasgow, where the owner of the local pub saves her the red velvet chair by the fire.
More of her writing can be seen at her website, www.tomboyinkslinger.com