Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Eve of my Success

Tomorrow is day one of my one on one book development.  I need help pulling it all together besides; I have no idea HOW to write a book. 

I imagine, just like anything else, it begins with a thought.  And so, I will preface day one of my one on one, by mentally creating my book… along with its success.

I am holding my book.  It feels wonderful in the palm of my hand.  I love the jacket design.  I have taught myself how to pose and I am pleased with my airbrushed, bio photo. 

My best selling novel weighs more than my ultra thin notebook. 

From daytime to late night, people enjoy having me as their guest - Matt & Meredith, Oprah, Ellen, Larry, Dave, Jimmy, Jay.  I decline FOX. 

I never say no to an autograph and when I wave, (even in sleeveless) it is with both hands held high.

I just found my favorite pair of jeans...from high school.  They fit me like a glove.

I go for a walk on a turquoise blue beach and meet a spicy man, riding a large white horse ...backwards.  He is holding something in his is my book.  

I read the rave reviews and blush.  This is better than being pretty, more exciting than new found romance.  

I will never give up my two bedroom Connecticut condo, but enjoy adding penthouse lofts in all our favorite places, once (after intense, leisurely travel) we determine where our favorite places are.  Paris, Galway Bay, New Orleans, Aspen... 

Miss Lucy, our 5 pound shihtzu, is a wonderful travel companion and rests contentedly on my lap - in first class. The cat, on the other hand, is pissed.  Crammed into her cage, under the front seat, at my feet - her heavily medicated glare and loud meoooows are beginning to wear me down.   I will order a glass of well chilled chardonnay.

My daughter Lindsay accompanies me on all my west coast screen play and movie development meetings.  I have no idea HOW to develop a movie. 

Lindsay loves being in California. I, on the other hand, prefer the slow drawl and loud horns of New Orleans - my favorite halfway stop along the way. 

Sandra Bullock clears her schedule, divorces Jesse and agrees to play me.  

When I go to sleep, my book is within arm’s reach.  I dream big dreams knowing that tomorrow too, will be a grand. 

I am grateful for the love of my family and friends.  Mr. Cooked and I are simpatico - a blissful balance of bold and brave, calm and cool.  He is nurturing without stifling or restricting. 

Looking back, I can clearly see the stones that lined my pathway to success... 

A little girls dream. 

An adolescents doubt. 

An adults dismissal. 

A stumble, a loss, many tears. 

A journey outward, a deep look inward. 

A pilgrimage to the desert.

Self imposed assignments.  

A line, a paragraph, a short story, a post, a blog. 

Followers, readers, comments, encouragement.

A book. 

A life lived fully, deliberately.  

My journey continues …

Green Monkey Tales © 2010 Shannon E. Kennedy
photo's courtesy of Google image


My sincerest thanks to all of you who read and comment.  

Its because of YOU that my dreams are a reality.  


  1. Nice. Best of luck with this. Coming this far is a victory in and of itself.

  2. Love your vision! May all your dreams come true!

  3. Good luck! I hope the meeting went well. Keep us updated.

  4. What a lovely blog! I look forward to watching as your journey unfolds and as all your dreams come true.

  5. Happy Sharefest Saturday!

    To answer your question, go to your 'settings' tab. Click 'comments'. The 3rd one down says 'Comment Form Placement'. Click 'embedded below post'. and save it. I had mine like that, but many people weren't able to comment. So I had to switch to the pop up in new window option.

    Hope that helps!

  6. nope, it didn't... but thank you for trying Hagler :) btw, mine looks like yours..

    Are YOU wondering what the hell we are talking about???

    I think its hard to know what to click on to be able to comment on a post. I want it to be more obvious...some sort of obnoxious "CLICK HER TO COMMENT" button. BUT I don't know how to install one and I haven't seen any site with one so perhaps it doesn't exist.

    being a control freak, I spend wayyy to much time trying to tweak my site. I had to pay someone to do the "scroll box" and but my working facebook and twitter icons on one line. I'm trying to be geeky but its not natural for me.

    ANYWAY...thank you for commenting...all of you. I'm going to try and focus on writing that book of mine now....

    Monkey Love and Mischief ~

  7. How about adding Tucson to your list of places for your penthouse loft. Remember....ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! Love ya, Heidi

  8. LOVE IT! Positive thinking and creative visualization are elements that play an important role in success, along with hard work of course.

    Your dreams will become a reality because you want them to be. And because you can see them coming true. Best of luck!

    And thank you so much for visiting me on my SITS day! I am your newest follower. I hope you'll come visit me again soon.

  9. Your Friend FlickaApril 18, 2010 at 1:07 PM did it go? I am very grateful that you turned down Fox! I'll bet they are really sorry.

  10. Oh wow what a gorgeous post. I love that you have shared your dreams so openly and that you are declaring your vision to the universe. That is so powerful.

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog too! I love the message you are spreading through your writing as well


  11. It is so important to write down your dreams--to imagine them, to play with them in words. Your dream is so visceral,so lovely! Keep writing and I'll keep reading.

    Cheers, from Momma May be Mad,

  12. I see that you are getting into the Vortex :)
    Keep it up and add me to the picture. Thanks


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