I’ve been feeling kinda low and sorry for myself all week.
The usual blah of Real Life, work, family, feeling life is passing me by and I’m not achieving my dreams. The everyday struggle to stay positive in the face of the relentlessness of all those little grains of sand that can grind us down if we let them.
Life’s like that for so many of us. The daily ups and downs. Then something happens that stops everything. A random tragedy that makes those little things seem nothing at all.
Huge impersonal tragedies like the tsunami in Japan, where all we can do is donate to the Red Cross and pray. Or personal tragedies that touch lives closer to ours, where maybe we can do more to help. Like Fatin’s.
Fatin has been an integral part of the romance community for years – she owns and runs the RR@H Novel Thoughts and Book Talk blog, is an administrator of the WriteMinded loop, an author assistant and a tireless advocate for romance novels. On Tuesday, March 8th, she lost her husband in a senseless act of violence, leaving her alone with four children. You can read more about the tragedy here: http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/9233067/
Here’s the link to the ebay shop. The auction goes live today. Donated books, critiques, and other romance writing related items are being auctioned in three batches over the next few weeks.
It’s a cause worth supporting.
And makes my self-pity seem mighty small.