Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day:
“There are tomorrows on their way worth the struggles of today. Never give up.”
~ Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Slaying Dragons Week―Day 6

We are nearing the end of "Slaying Dragons Week" in which I am celebrating the release of my book, Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poetry, & a few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year. Every day this past week I have shared a quote from the book as well as a bit of trivia regarding the making of it. Here is the quote for today:

             "Love by the sweat of thy brow.
Not through whispered words of hollow sound or lofty dreams ne’er substance bound that more than oft do run aground.  Nay, love with mighty, blistered hands that turn the soil and carve the land.  A bearer of toil and golden band.
Be strong!  A founder of the feast!
Protective knight who slays the beast!
For promises and vows aloud are naught but wispy veneer shroud like cobwebs, frail, the airy words and wooing fail.  So work, my darling.  Toil as proof.  Thy loyal heart be drained of youth and yet beat on, incessant sound.  Both feet take root within the ground, and service be thy kingly crown.
Love by the sweat of thy brow.”



Did you know that I included more short stories in Slaying Dragons than in its predecessor, Making Wishes?  Both books have something to read and ponder for every day of the year, mostly original quotes and poetry; however, I thought it a fun idea to also include the occasional short story.  For your reading pleasure today, visit the following link and read one short story from Slaying Dragons:
I hope you enjoy Raccoon's Story!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Slaying Dragons Week―Day 5

It is "Slaying Dragons Week" in which I am celebrating my newly-released book, Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poetry, & a few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year. Day five already, and I am continuing to share a daily quote from the book, as well as a bit of trivia regarding the making of it. Here is the quote for today:

"When it comes to fighting for your dreams, be a dragon. Breathe fire.”

Did you know that the dragon on the cover of Slaying Dragons has the same red gems in his eyes as the dragon on the back cover of my first ever book, Eena, The Dawn and Rescue? Take a good look in the dragons' eyes and you can see the shape of ruby gems. Why is this? It is a fact discovered by Queen Eena that every dragon mirrors in his eyes the same color of gemstones that line the egg from which he was hatched. The red-eyed dragon I call Ascultone. He was never a pleasant beast.  


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Slaying Dragons Week―Day 4




    Welcome to day four of "Slaying Dragons Week" in which I am celebrating my newly-released book, Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poetry, & a few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year.  I am sharing daily quotes from the book this week, as well as a bit of trivia regarding the making of it. Here is the quote for today:
        “ Everything in the world that happens to you may be someone else's doing; I'll grant you that.  But what you do with it, how you react to it, what you make of yourself in the midst of it all—that's totally you.
Did you know that this book is the third I have written of its kind? Two collections of my original quotes and poetry precede it; the first, Smile Anyway, dedicated to my sister and the second, Making Wishes, dedicated to my eldest son.  In total, all three amount to over 1,000 daily inspirations!  A fairly decent accomplishment, if I do say so myself!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Slaying Dragons Week―Day 3



This is day three of "Slaying Dragons Week" in which I am celebrating a big accomplishment―my newly-released book. It is a wonderful collection of original quotes, poetry, and short stories for every day of the year. In honor of “Slaying Dragons Week” I am sharing a daily quote from the book as well as a bit of trivia relating to the making of it. Here is the quote for today:

“There are tomorrows on their way worth the struggles of today. Never give up.”

Did you know that I wrote this book almost entirely on sticky notes? Yes, it's true! Authors are constantly writing in their heads, and I am no exception. While at my day job, I frequently reached for a sticky note to jot down poetic lines and insightful human truths as well as story ideas that formed in my mind, often at inopportune times. But to fail to record a "muse moment" usually results in losing it forever. I can tell you I now have a collection of scribbled quotes and poems on sticky notes that altogether form the raw, unedited makings of the book, 'Slaying Dragons.' I think I shall keep the collection.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Slaying Dragons Week―Day 2


I'm celebrating this week in honor of my newly-released collection of original quotes, poetry, and short stories.  Part of "Slaying Dragons Week" includes sharing a daily quote from the book as well as a bit of trivia relating to the making of it. Here is the quote for today:  

"My soul, I’ve found, has puppet strings
to make me droop or give me wings.
And music is the puppeteer
that turns my ear to hear.
"  


Did you know that every quote, poem, and story in this book was based on events and experiences in my own life? I suppose you could call it a journal of sorts, filled with personal insights as well as lessons learned.  Most of the motivational quotes were written for me as encouragement to keep climbing towards my goals.  Every entry has a personal story that inspired it. 

For example, the poem above was written after I had gone for weeks without listening to music.  Having much to think about, I had made my drives in silence and carried out my chores without what I felt was noise distraction.  And then one day in the car, I turned on my music.  I had such an intense emotional reaction to the music, it changed my mood entirely.  I felt lighter, less burdened with cares.  I felt happier than I had for weeks.  It hit me how powerful music is in swaying our moods, even effecting us physically.  I began again to listen to the kind of music that put a smile on my face and a hop in my step.  From this experience, the above poem developed.


So remember, when you read Slaying Dragons there is more behind the words than you know.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Slaying Dragons Week―Day 1



     I dub this week "Slaying Dragons Week" in honor of my newly-released book.  I will be sharing a quote a day from the book all week long, as well as a bit of trivia relating to the making of this book. Here is the quote for today:  
"There are trials in life that feel as tremendous as a quest to slay dragons.  These trials are daunting.  They require hard work, determination, and courage.  But when the dragon is finally slain, the relief is immense."  

     Did you know that this book was two years in the making?  It was written as a graduation present for my second son who graduated from both high school and a local two-year college. He loves dragons and has painted one every year for entry in the summer fair. 


     I'm very proud of my son's accomplishments; it's quite a feat to earn a high school diploma and a college AA degree at the same time! Along with dedicating this book to him, I have promised him 50% of the royalties to go towards furthering his college education.  So remember, a purchase of Slaying Dragons (e-book or paperback) helps support a struggling college student!  




Monday, April 17, 2017

Slaying Dragons

An inspirational and entertaining book designed to be used on a day-to-day basis.  Curious?
by 
Richelle E. Goodrich


Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poetry, & a few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year is the next in a collection of inspirational books by American author and novelist, Richelle E. Goodrich. In the same style as Smile Anyway and Making WishesSlaying Dragons offers readers original daily quotes, poems, and an occasional story. Ponder meaningful quotes like the popular following:
"There are tomorrows on their way worth the struggles of today. Never give up." 
“I can overlook the lie; what's harder to ignore is the grotesque way it has marred your character.”  
“Too often we let others stamp a price tag on us and we accept their appraisal of our worth, forgetting we are in fact priceless." 
“When you love someone, you don’t care that she ate your sandwich. You only hope she found it delicious.”  
“Habits grow like dragons if you feed them.” 

This book was written to entertain, inspire, and motivate individuals on a daily basis.
 


Slaying Dragons is available in 




And your thought for the day.....

"When it comes to fighting for your dreams, be a dragon.  Breathe fire."
~ Richelle E. Goodrich


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