Hello, friends! Today I have a romance writer for the spotlight, but she isn’t the sultry mistress you might expect. Sue London would be a healer, master focus and energy, and entertain you all day long with her gentle sense of humor. Can anyone catch her Monty Python reference? Here’s Sue:
What did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was young? So many things, but the primary ones were writer and veterinarian, because I loved books and animals! Within a few years I figured out that vet wasn’t the job for me, too much blood and death. But writer? Oh yes. By the time I was fourteen I was submitting stories and articles, determined to be published by sixteen. I didn’t make it. When I started college I decided that rather than study English, as one might expect, that I wanted to focus on living an interesting life and gathering the experiences that would make my writing interesting. That’s part of why it’s so confusing that I ended up in accounting. BUT, it means that my path is my own and I’ve learned a lot of interesting and unique things along the way.
I still want to be a writer when I grow up. And have lots of pets!
What do you do now?
By day, I sail the wide accountant-sea, and by night, I write the Haberdashers series of Regency Romance and Rebellion.
“Hilarious! Full of wit, history and passion, Sue London’s debut The Trials of Artemis had me hooked from page one and wouldn’t let me go (even to sleep) until the end.” –Rose Gordon, USA Today bestselling and Award Winning Author
So you might say that I achieved my dream (the whole writing thing). That’s the thing about dreams, though, there’s always a bigger one out there.
I’m giving you a super power that will make your biggest dream come true–guaranteed. What’s going to happen?
My super power? Ugh, I would just take ENERGY and FOCUS. Maybe some extra TIME. With those gifts I would spend about half of my working time on my writing career, because there are a TON of books I want to get to, and the other half on my business interests. Those will include a publishing concern, restaurant, and retail shops. I have PLANS, y’all. Lots of plans. And my business goals are all around making positive changes for people. Like my restaurant goals focus around making healthy eating choices easier.
Did you ever give up on your dreams?
Yes, and it was horrible. Somewhere around my mid-thirties I decided that I needed to be “practical” and stop being such a creature of whimsical enthusiasms. Worst. Decision. Ever. Depression, lack of focus, everything spiraled DOWN. It took awhile for me to catch on, but eventually I figured it out. I AM a creature of whimsical enthusiasms and harnessing that means I can achieve twice what a typical person can. Denying it and my productivity is cut to a fraction.
What advice do you have for people who are trying to decide if they should chase their dreams?
It’s always worthwhile to chase your dreams, but be open to something even MORE amazing happening. Don’t be so focused on what YOU think you want that you miss something priceless.
If you could have any super power in the world, besides what I just gave you, what would it be?
If I could have any super power, I’d have to go for healing. It’s just so handy. There are so many people in my life who could benefit from it.
Connect with Sue:
Sue on the Web: http://bysuelondon.com/
Sue on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
Sue on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cmdrsue
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