Hello Guys! I’m so very excited to host Author D.L. Jordan today! Please check out the awesome guest post below and his D.L. Jordan’s very cool releases!
GUEST POST: Author D.L. Jordan
The Power of Determination and Hope When Writing
My name is Dominique Langston Jordan. I am an author and, most recently, a publisher! I’m very happy to be the guest poster. I’d like to thank my friend Michelle Cornwell-Jordan for giving me this fantastic opportunity to share my insight with you all. My last post for Indie Review was all the way back in 2014. It was called The Power of Words and The Gift of Writing. In that article, I discussed how much I enjoyed writing and how great of an impact the words we use can have on us. I still believe that words are powerful and that they are some of the most precious things we have. As writers and creators of written content, we already know this. We use words every day when we’re creating stories. In this post, I’ll talk about the power of determination and how to maintain your sense of hope when seeking to bring your dreams to fruition.
Whenever I post something on a blog or a website, I try to put something out into the world that’s positive. There’s enough negativity in the world as we know it and I certainly don’t want to contribute to that negativity if I can help it. Since 2014, a lot of things have happened in my life. I’m grateful for all the great things that have happened. I’m also grateful for the bad things as well, because they’ve helped to mold me into the person I am today. Whenever we’re writing any sort of literary content, we hope that what we have written will be appreciated by others. Whenever I first began writing my books, I desperately wanted my writing to be admired by all those who read them. As I became older, that perspective began to drastically change.
Whenever I had a great idea for a story come along, I would always write with the thought that whatever I was working on had to be approved and accepted by others. However, shortly after publishing my book The Erlonan Tales: The Genesis of Destiny – the first book in my Erlonan Tales series – I began to develop a different attitude when writing. I eventually learned that I didn’t need to seek the approval of others when it came to my writing. It doesn’t really matter what people may think about your work or even the subject matter of that work. If you approve of what you’re writing, then that is all that matters. As writers, we must be determined to accept the fact that we are the gatekeepers of our own happiness when it comes to our work and what we out out into the world.
At the beginning of this post, I had labeled myself as a publisher. Well, it’s true! I’ve recently delved into the world of publishing by distributing my works under my own company called DLJordan Books. DLJordan Books is my proudest achievement as an indie author. After years of querying, I had hoped and prayed that an agent or editor would see the value in my work. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to take power into my own hands and come to the realization that the only one who really needed to see the value in my work was me. I then created DLJordan Books and have published several books under that name, which include novels, screenplays, and most recently a children’s book.
My most recent release under DLJordan Books is a children’s book called Little Sally and Her Phone of Many Colors. This book is available now and came about as a response to recent studies that suggest young people, especially young girls, are seeking validation from others through social media. This book is to simply illustrate the fact that young people, and people in general, don’t have to rely on ‘a like or follow’ to see themselves as important or special. We are all special in our own way! I think this is a very important lesson for young people to learn and I think a children’s book was the right tool to bring that lesson forward.
In conclusion, the point of this post was to let you know that, as a writer, you have the power to do anything! With the values of determination and hope, we as human beings can take matters into our own hands and make our dreams come true. We are the sole gatekeepers to our own happiness. We shouldn’t let obstacles or the possible disapproval of other people dictate how we see ourselves and our talents. If you continue to believe in yourself, then there’s nothing that can stop you. Even as I’m writing this I’m currently working on some other projects that will be available soon. I’m continuing to hold on to the determination and hope that I have for myself. I invite you to do the same!
I hope you have enjoyed my post. You can find more information about me and my latest book Little Sally and Her Phone of Many Colors at the links below!
Dominique Langston Jordan (D. L. Jordan)
Information on Dominique Langston Jordan:
Little Sally and Her Phone of Many Colors:
“Little Sally loves her phone! After trying to gain likes and follows for the website she has made, Sally meets the friendly Gary the Gruzzle – a furry, magical creature from a magical land. Sally and Gary soon go on an adventure to faraway places she’s never been before. Follow Sally as she goes on the adventure of a lifetime!”
Buy it on Amazon by clicking here.
Other Books by D.L. Jordan