When My Horse Is At A Slow Trot…Great News Follows!

I have secret to share with you…I am not a very patient person. When I want something done, I will most likely do it myself, or prod another into getting it done swiftly. I consider it a flaw in my DNA — one I constantly strive to reverse.

 However, I have mellowed with age.

With age comes wisdom. Yes, I believe it to be true. To be patient requires you to have faith and believe the Fates work at a different schedule than your own. Also, let’s don’t forget the saying, “Patience is a virtue.”

As I wait patiently for a release date on Dragon Knight’s Sword, it seems as if I’m on a slow moving horse — one that wants to trot at a leisurely pace.  I want my horse to take off at a gallop. Yet, I do realize if I’m speeding along, I will miss important details of my journey.

So, I must be content with this clip-clop stride.

As I was contemplating ideas and doing research last month, I settled in…relaxed. Then it happened.  My horse took off!

Fantastic news came streaming in for days. My copy edits and galley came back. Yes, I gave a big sigh seeing Dragon Knight’s Sword formatted into a book. It may be my first “baby,” but I have a sneaking suspicion that I will feel this way with all of my books. Then my editor requested my third book! I was on a roll. 

And speaking of future books…I have signed another contract for book #2 in the Order of the Dragon Knights ~ Dragon Knight’s Medallion! So very excited to share this news with everyone!

The moral of this story: Be sure to hold on to the reins when your horse sprints from the gates, because surprises are always best when you least expect them.

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34 comments


  1. Georgina Forester

    I have wondered when the Dragon’s Knight’s Sword would be published. Seems it will be soon. Am eager to read it and also your second book. The cover photo is outstanding.

  2. Congratulations on your great news! I too could stand a good healthy dose of patience.
    Ceci

  3. Anne

    And when your horse reaches an obstacle…I am sure you will lead him to jump clear of it and charge onward.
    Impatience may be in your DNA…but your wonderful creativity is all your own. Brava! & Congratulations!!! <3

  4. Leah Weller

    Mary, I’m not sure I could acquire patience in your situation. I would be all over the place. I love your post and how you see it as a you wanting your horse to gallop when maybe it’s best to be at a majestic cantor. I am just tickled to death for you and the news about the request for the 3rd and signing for the 2nd is wonderful! Much love and lots of hugs to you!!! 🙂

    Now I find myself looking for patience as I wait for these stories!

    • Leah, some days I am all over the place. Then, I take a deep breath, settle into the writing, and go onward… Perhaps, that is why I’m sharing this news, since everyone has been extremely patient — waiting for Dragon Knight’s Sword. It humbles me to know that so many have been following my journey, still. My publisher is different from the big publishing houses. They don’t give you a release date until after the final galley.

      We all hold hands and be patient together, my friend. (((HUGS)))

  5. Casey

    This is great news Mary!!! I am so happy for you!!!! 🙂

  6. Dalila G.

    Yippee!!! WooHoo!!! Yay!!
    Big congrats on your fantastic news Mary!! (((hugs)))
    Soon, very soon, your “baby” will be let loose……lucky us!

    • That’s exactly what I was doing, Dalila! Jumping and pumping my fist into the air when I got the contract. It made for a lovely Christmas present. And…my editor loves the third book, so I’m even more excited.

      Thanks for walking this journey with me. (((HUGS))

  7. Dalila G.

    Sheesh!
    Forgot to congratulate you on your contract for the second book…..CONGRATS!!!! 🙂

  8. Barb R

    Woohoo Mary! Happy day, mucho congrats and can’t wait to get them all in my grubby little paws – LOL!

  9. Dianne

    Mary, that is so thrilling! Congratulations!

  10. Vici

    Congratulations on the 2nd contract…We don’t like patience because it means things are not in our control…drives me crazy too but it’s all about trust 🙂 love you…

  11. Anne D.

    What great news! Xoxoxo

  12. Cyndy

    Congratulation, it is not easy having patience when you have wanted and have waited but at least it is happening and that is good 🙂

  13. Judy Blow

    Can`t wait to read it and to spread the word. This is so exciting and I`m glad I can say I knew you when…… much love and many years of success…..

  14. Marilyn Munro

    Great news! Looking forward to reading it.

  15. Cutieb

    So I guess I should request your signature on a napkin now so that when youryour in the big, I can prove I knew you when you were small. But in my eyes, you always have and always will be big. I am beyond the moon and stars, beyond the furthest galaxy, proud of you. And yes, enjoy the trot as well as the gallop.

  16. Mary, this is super-fantastic news! I absolutely love seeing you blossom as a new author. I know you will be a shooting star and shine beautifully on the romance genre with your wonderful books. Am so looking forward to reading them. Congrats a thousand times and then some!

    • Thank you so much, Sue-Ellen. You have watched me on this road for some time, and I’m beyond thrilled to finally be almost there. All this love and support means the world to me. (((HUGS)))

  17. Noelle

    No words….super excited for you but really not surprised as it was just a matter of when because you are just that talented and so worth it. All my love.

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