Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Friend DL Larson

It is my pleasure to welcome a fellow blogger from my other blog, Acme Authors Link, to Heroines with Hearts today. DL is waiting 'patiently' for the release of her latest book. I think we all can relate, right?!

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”
Babe Ruth

When it’s my turn up to bat, the pitch seems faster than when I stood watching it earlier. First base has stretched three times its distance and I feel winded before I pull the bat from my shoulder.

Am I hyper-ventilating? Geesh! It’s just a ballgame. Relax, enjoy the sport, and don’t obsess so much. This is supposed to be FUN!

Well, Babe Ruth’s quote works for many avenues of life. No, I’m not a ball player, I’m a writer. And my next book was supposed to be here by now. But that didn’t happen and my publisher says in another week. So why am I still hyper-ventilating?

Do I fear a strike-out? I don’t think so, well, maybe. I could be obsessing about that. If it would just get here! Then action would replace the limbo I’m in. I wouldn’t be thinking of striking out.

My other books did pretty darn good. My track record isn’t tarnished. I’ve had several asking about my release date. So I should enjoy the time waiting. Yes, that is wonderful advice. It’s exactly what I would give a fellow author whose book release had been delayed.

I’m a natural procrastinator, not that I would admit that out loud. So one would think a tardy book release wouldn’t bother me. It didn’t at first. But that was two weeks ago. It’s worrying me now!

My book is a historical love story, called, Promises My Love. My character Francis comes from an abusive home and struggles with family intimacies. His wife Christine shows him that trust and love can overcome just about anything. But that fragile bond shatters when his family intervenes and Francis aches for revenge.

Christine’s brother Joe has plans with his own family, but he agrees to go after Francis and bring him home. Joe fears Francis may have more hate than love building up inside him. Someone is going to end up dead. Joe fears it might be the wrong person.

I hope you’ll check into my book. I know, I know, it’s not released yet. But when it does happen to become available, please look for Promises My Love, by DL Larson. Look in the general places ~ Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, and It’s available in hard copy or e-book form.

I’m ready for the pitch. The bat no longer rests on my shoulder. I’ve zeroed in on the ball. I’m watching for the release. Fast ball, curve ball, I don’t care. I just wanna hit it out of the park! That would be fun!

Thanks for hosting me!

DL Larson

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  1. Promises My Love has a universal premise--healing and believing. How often do we need to learn to trust again!
    Good luck with this new release. I will watch for it!

  2. That is exactly right, learning to trust again is difficult but oh, so necessary. Thanks, Ana for stopping by.
    DL Larson

  3. I'm very familiar with the "hurry up and wait" problem! I either get nervous that my book is going to be released before I'm fully ready, or that the long stretches of silence means someone is getting second thoughts! Just means we have to take a deep breath and trust that the book really is good and will be worth the wait. So, good luck with your release and I can't wait to read it--love the description. And thanks for visiting us today!

  4. Best of luck with the new release. I'm sure it'll be worth the wait!

  5. Thank you Jennifer and Paula. The book will come when it is ready. I remember 35 years ago my daughter was due April 19 and did not arrive until May 19 - a little over-cooked and with side-burns! She was still adorable and worth the wait!
    It's been great guest blogging today. thank you ~
    DL Larson

  6. So funny, Deb, as one of the comments on my post here on Wednesday compared the production of a book with pregnancy and birth!

  7. Deb,
    We know what it feels like to wait for the release, but somehow the anticipation is all part of the process, as frustrating as it is.

  8. HI Deb,

    So sorry I'm so late popping in. Things are crazy these days.

    Thanks for guesting with us on Friday. Keep us posted on the status of that mean book!