Whew, it's been a minute since I blogged but I haven't forgotten about you and I pray you haven't forgotten about me.
This blog is just simply to reintroduce me, Author C. Monet. And yes you can read my bio but there's no fun in that. So let's get it started because I'm more than a wife, mom, cupcakes, 80's music, tacos, and wine.😂 ( I love all these things by the way!)
I'm Author C. Monet, the Reckless Love Pusher. In a few weeks, I'll be celebrating my 33rd birthday. Due to Covid, it definitely will be with my close family, kids, and friends. Although we Sagittarius get a bad wrap I assure you I'm the sweetest person you'll ever meet. But this birthday is significant because my thirties are all about me living my life to the fullest. It's a reminder that three years ago I decided I wouldn't keep waiting to take control of my life. I wanted a passion, I wanted a purpose and I got it yall!
I've been in the game for about three years. It doesn't seem that long but it really is. On November third of 2017, I released my very first book titles Did You Think I'd Crumble. I remember that day like it was yesterday, I was a ball of nerves and couldn't believe I'd accomplished something of that magnitude. I mean writing never felt like my calling until I started blogging. Some of my 'lifers' remember that time and the transition. But I'm an honest and transparent person so my story's not like others that have been writing since they could pick up a pencil. A friend whispered a calling on me and it came to fruition.
When I started I had no idea that it would turn into a career. I had no idea I'd love it so much that I wanted to help others. My original thought was to tell my story of a bad marriage/bad relationship. I felt like it was time to speak my truth and F who it bothered. I was wrong because listen God was like I still have more for you to say. One book turned into five books and then five to ten and all that turned into 30 plus books and a new business.
When God says something it might scare you but baby you've gotta listen and ask for clarity. It could be life-changing. It was for me.
I used to work hard for someone else. I used to be up by 6 A.M. to rush off to work at a job I hated. I used to get there and be like this is not for me. But you know money and the need of funds can cloud you seeing your passion. We don't like hard decisions. We get anxious thinking about all the ways it can go left. Me... well that's how my RECKLESS brand started. I left that job after five years with no plan. I knew I wanted to give writing full time a GO. I knew I could only do that if I stepped out of my silly comfort zone and step out on reckless faith. It wasn't easy at first. Ya girl has expensive taste, I like to eat and shop. But it taught me a lot.
The one thing it taught me was The Art of Sacrificing. I had to give up a lot to make my own schedule and live on my own terms. I wanted to write all day without interruption. I wanted to write and not have my supervisor asking why my metrics weren't up to par. I wanted to write 2 books a month. I wanted to serve my readers at the highest level possible. And I did all of that and I was in heaven. My sacrifice was paying off, even though some days I had tears in my eyes because I couldn't do this or that. My days were my own, so those tears were kinda mixed between stress and elation. And I loved it! And I haven't looked back. I made it work.
Yall remember when I was releasing two books a month like a machine. LOL! I'm not that author anymore. Sorry, not sorry. I've learned to take my time and allow the stories to come to me. I find inspiration in all things, it's crazy how that didn't happen until I started moving and living in my passion. So while I can't release as consistently as I used to my stories will forever be classics in my eyes.
Now my days are a little different. I wake up, drink my coffee, play my meditation music, thank God for another day of doing what I love. I write for a bit because at the end of the day I'm still an author. I check my emails, deposits. I'm still writing but I'm pivoting to help new and aspiring authors release and get published. I believe there's a story in all of us. I believe there's room for more authors that look like me. And I believe my purpose is to help those that started out confused like me. I was scared, I was worried that people would hate my work, I was ready to give up once. I know that feeling and I know without my readers I would have done just that. This is where I say THANK YOU for loving on me and sticking with me. But now I'm helping others come into their own stories and feel good about it regardless of who loves or hates it.
If you are a new reader of mine, please understand that I'm an artist and sensitive about my shh. I love the art, I love being considered a creative. I love writing. I love sharing my thoughts, my craft with those that have an open mind. Those that aren't afraid of instalove. Those that understand that women morph and grow as time goes on. I write for those that love a good-hearted bad boy, he may be a little difficult but he's worth it. Same for the women, boss babes, that understand love is waiting if we lookup. I write for the women that believe love is out there and are willing to be reckless when they find it. Because love can't be placed in a box, love is an act of reckless nature. I live it every day and believe it wholeheartedly.
This is going to surprise some and maybe turn some off but O 🐳! My husband is a white man that I almost friend-zoned out of fear. It felt too good to be true, it was new for me. Would he understand my struggles as a black woman? Would his parents despise me? Would my family judge me? I was afraid but he never let that fear deter him from loving me so recklessly that I had no choice but to tell fear where to go and how to get there. We married after three months of dating and in March we will celebrate 6 years! I live this Reckless Ish. So that's a little bit about me and my journey. Go be Reckless!
If you have any other questions about me, reply and ask me! I look forward to hearing from you!