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Danielle Steele and the joy of working on many projects at the same time

Date: April 18th, 2021, Posted by mollie

Dear friends,

Hasn’t it been a beastly time? All this bad news and lockins, lockouts and worrying about our health and our loved ones can drive us insane. I can relate to Danielle Steele who says she works on many projects at the same time to stay happy.

You can read one of many articles where she shares how she manages to be so prolific, “Danielle Steel On Raising 9 Kids, Writing 174 Books, “Authoritarian” Ex-Husbands, here>>.  

I especially loved her comments, “I write a lot of books. Sometimes I have an interview and it’s about a book I wrote ten months ago and I think, ‘Oh my god! What’s the story?’”

She is so prolific she is always jumping into the next book even while finishing her previous book. But she does confess being prolific does bring with it the extra work—and the need to sacrifice sleep. But writing and uplifting others via her stories makes her happy.

“It’s a vicious cycle. On the one hand, I work too much now. By the end of the day, I’m always writing. I stay up very late at night. Until three, sometimes four. I sleep about four hours a night, on average. But if I don’t work, then I’m sad. So I work more. I don’t have anything else in my life. It keeps me happy and busy. I’m not bored. I’m not depressed. It’s not such a great thing to work all the time. It’s profitable, but still. The one thing I don’t do well is sitting around relaxing.”

So rather than lose heart about all my loose threads my focus is on completing shorter books and staying busy. I don’t do sitting around and relaxing well either. And sometimes, because I have so many books on the go I wake in the night to write some more. Unlike Danielle, I do have a partner, and I love to spend time with him. So joining my nocturnal friends, the flightless Kiwis, I often wake up around 3am and spend an hour or two writing. I love the sacred silence.

One of my shorter books is my novella “Love Me As I Am” – Book four in the Seven Sister’s series.

This story was sparked by a true event—the tragic murder of a mother and one of her daughters in a small town near where I live. I wondered how would her death affect the children she left behind. How would it affect their lives? What if something good could come from this tragedy?

So I began to write a love story. For love is the only antidote to hate. Forgiveness, the only path to healing. And purpose the gift that can come from tragedy.

As with all of my books, some of the characters and events in the story were also inspired by true events in my own life. Including, when my paternal grandmother was channelled by a psychic. She asked my disbelieving and sceptical self, “Your grandmother says you don’t believe she is here. But she is holding out a flower, and she wants to know, she is present. She is asking, “Do you remember the jasmine flowers growing over the house?”

I didn’t.

But when I drove home I called into Araby Lodge, where my grandmother used to live and where until her death, she bred and trained her beloved horses. At the time my father lived in her house. I asked him, “What is that vine growing over the house?”

I didn’t want to tell him anything about what the psychic had said because I was still skeptical and I didn’t want to influence the answer. My father said, “Oh, that old jasmine vine? That’s been there forever.”

My heart nearly leaped out of my chest. It was at that point that I began to believe in spiritual and psychic phenomena, and in time, many years later, to awaken my own gifts.

I named the story, Love Me As I Am, for isn’t that the deepest love of all. To love and be loved unconditionally—weirdness, flaws, fears, insecurities, our beautiful uniqueness…and so much more.   These introductory novellas are currently published under the series: PASSION DOWN UNDER SASSY SHORT STORIES:

Book One: TWIST OF FATE
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Book Two: LOVE ME FOREVER
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Book Three: FOREVER AND ALWAYS

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Book 5: The Lightkeeper’s Lover

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Book 6: Finding A Husband

Finding a Husband (Passion Down Under Sassy Short Stories Book 6) by [Mollie Mathews]

To enjoy your copy from Amazon, click here>>

Claimed By the Shiekh. To enjoy your copy from Amazon: getbook.at/ClaimedByTheSheikh

I adore these stories and really want to do them justice, as I do all my stories.

If you’re new to my love stories and clean romance you may enjoy, Flight of Passion—a rapturous tale of love and obsession. Available in ebook and paperback from all excellent retailers, including Amazon here: getBook.at/FlightofPassion.

Sign up for my mailing list and get a free preview of Flight of Passion—https://www.instafreebie.com/free/qABqt

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ENJOY!

P.S. Would you enjoy a fun and frisky 30 minute read? Download TWIST OF FATE for free here—https://dl.bookfunnel.com/k12p1ul2rn. It’s a short story set in my former hometown, Wellington. New Zealand. 5-star reviews!

If you love it, or any of my stories, would you consider leaving a review on Amazon and Goodreads? 

Thank you!

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Did you know you can my most popular and successful books on audio?

Check out the following written and narrated by me.

 I love reading and narrating my own stories. I hope my New Zealand accent is understandable! 


Flight of Passion

US

https://www.audible.com/pd/Flight-of-Passion-Audiobook/B0874YCXVL

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Flight-of-Passion-Audiobook/B0874X8TGX

AU

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Flight-of-Passion-Audiobook/B0874Y3V2T

KOBO

https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/audiobook/flight-of-passion-4

Sex With Strangers

Audible

USA

https://www.audible.com/pd/Sex-with-Strangers-Audiobook/B08BTKHJ61

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Sex-with-Strangers-Audiobook/B08BTSSB6L

 Australia

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Sex-with-Strangers-Audiobook/B08BTKDD8R

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/sex-with-strangers-14

Love Me Forever

USA

https://www.audible.com/pd/Love-Me-Forever-Audiobook/B081QRGJV8

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Love-Me-Forever-Audiobook/B081QQVRV4

Australia

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Love-Me-Forever-Audiobook/B081QQW4N8

Twist of Fate

USA

https://www.audible.com/pd/Twist-of-Fate-Audiobook/B07YL93YYV

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Twist-of-Fate-Audiobook/B07YLBN32S

Australia

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Twist-of-Fate-Audiobook/B07YL9ZTLJ

The Lightkeepers Lover

 

USA

https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Lightkeepers-Lover-Audiobook/B07Z9PX3NY

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Lightkeepers-Lover-Audiobook/B07Z9Q1Q89

 Australia

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Lightkeepers-Lover-Audiobook/B07Z9QRWBV

Forever and Always 

USA

https://www.audible.com/pd/Forever-and-Always-Audiobook/B0868GTBNC

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Forever-and-Always-Audiobook/B0868H5XKV

Australia

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Forever-and-Always-Audiobook/B0868GM443

Love Me As I Am

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/audiobook/love-me-as-i-am-5

AUDIBLE

US

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Me-Am-Passion-Stories/dp/B08MT8JJWR

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Love-Me-as-I-Am-Audiobook/B08MTKB9VF

AU

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Love-Me-as-I-Am-Audiobook/B08MT8HL83

Finding A Husband

Kobo
https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/audiobook/finding-a-husband-3


AUDIBLE

US: https://www.audible.com/pd/B08H5TTP1S

UK: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Finding-a-Husband-Audiobook/B08H5ZPLW6

AU: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Finding-a-Husband-Audiobook/B08H5WTY6M?qid=1599866634

Claimed by the Sheikh

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/claimed-by-the-sheikh-9

AUDIOBOOK

KOBO

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/claimed-by-the-sheikh-9

AUDIBLE

US

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08ZB1KSM3

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Claimed-by-the-Sheikh-Audiobook/B08Z9L7D9G

AU

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Claimed-by-the-Sheikh-Audiobook/B08ZB8H17F

The Italian Billionaire’s Christmas Bride

AUDIOBOOK

AUDIBLE

US

https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Italian-Billionaires-Christmas-Bride-Audiobook/B08QW1TWYP

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Italian-Billionaires-Christmas-Bride-Audiobook/B08QW1ZW7L

AU

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Italian-Billionaires-Christmas-Bride-Audiobook/B08QW3NL2Y

KOBO

https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/audiobook/italian-billionaire-s-christmas-bride-the

In less than 15 minutes you could be listening your way to love!

Audio versions of these books and the following are also available from all online bookstores and also libraries (Audible is experiencing long delays in publishing):

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