Category Archives: Books

Perseverance

So it has been months since I last posted here but life just happened all at once. There are so many things I want to do in this life and wonder if I will have time to do all of it. 

I so wanted to really get going on my next book but it has been delayed and will probably take me a while to complete but sometimes the best things are worth waiting for. I am working a full time job now and really must put my all into it. 

Was it all just a dream I am wondering now. We will see. 

Time-Where has it gone?

So it’s been quite sone time since I’ve posted to this blog-I have recently wondered why I started it with 3 other jobs ?

A few updates about my children’s book-I have recently gotten the book into a Therapy dog website and am hoping for more exposure – it has gotten several wonderful reviews-I am very happy children and Toy Fox Terrier owners are enjoying it out there.

Hoping to get started on more art work for the next book soon now that the holidays are over-fingers crossed.

For now getting ready for some much need sleep.

Saturday Morning…

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So its Saturday morning-lots to do and so hard to concentrate with Lizzi on my chest and this little man  in my face- just want to play, play, play!  I have been busy, busy, busy on my marketing quest with The Adventures of Lizzi: Lizzi learns how to Fly-sending submissions out to several more possible carriers this morning.  I will never stop on a dream 4 years in the making.

Lizzie Learns to Fly

Just received this wonder review from Little Reader Book Reviews! Just a feel good day!

Little Reader Book Reviews & More

Recently sent to me by a lovely author, The Adventures of Lizzi A Toy Fox Terrier was wonderful:

Lizzi wants to fly, but no one can teach her. No one knows how! Not bear with his strong muscles, not frog with his jumping abilities, not rabbit who hops from place to place, not raccoon, nor chipmunk. Who can teach her to fly?

Written by Vickie Sizemore, Lizzi Learns to Fly is a wonderful book for younger readers. Kids will enjoy the fun nature of all these animals, especially Lizzi herself! I may be thirteen, but I enjoy children’s picture books and I certainly enjoyed the colorful illustrations and simple message of this wonderful book.

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Great Night!

I sent some books out on Monday and was delighted to get a tagged photo on Facebook of a little boy holding my book-too young to read but so loved the illustrations-it made my night and also got a couple more positive reviews from several other people that received my book The Adventures of Lizzi: Lizzi Learns How to Fly. And this book is available at this link now on my website:

http://www.thecountrypup.com/UnderConstruction.html

 

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Driven…

Things were good and then it all started about 7 years ago-one was without a job and the other was working but not making enough money to pay all the bills. The mortgage was behind and the other bills too. Eventually all the savings was gone. Tensions rise as bills became farther behind and the collectors were calling.

The one got a job after after 6 years but it was across the country so off they went to start over again. Then it wasn’t meant to be so back across the they went back home to start all over again another time.

The moral of this story be grateful for what you have because it all can be gone in the blink of the eye.

This is why I am so driven …

Keep going!!!!

imageOk so as much as I wanted to go to the beach I did not go today-since I was not called in to work I decided to utilize my time being as productive as I could to obtain my dreams and I will not stop!

I spent the morning revamping my website and Facebook page and then started my marketing pursuit to get my children’s book into stores. I know this will be a long road ahead but imagine the possibilities once I get them into a store. I like a challenge-I say bring it on!!!

Enough of me…

What is enough? I work pretty hard-to be honest I do what I can to earn a living- i have a on call job during the week-I sew for others-I have taken care of pets for people and groomed people’s pets for them too!

And most recently published a first children’s book. I did it all from the illustrations to the editing to making printing arrangements. I learned a lot. I am really proud that I actually turned my work into a book but some days I just ask myself is there enough of me? I sent a lot of books out yesterday so we will see.

For now a trip to the beach is in order for me. I see myself sitting on the pier just breathing the ocean air closing my eyes and just being me….