Rise to the Rhythm (Author Interview)

Rise to the Rhythm looks like a great motivational and take-charge kind of book.  What type of readers did you write the book for? I wrote this book hoping it would reach and touch the lives of those who may feel as though they’re stuck in the rhythm of a life that’s going nowhere. Yet, they’re still hanging on to a glimmer of hope. And if this is you know that your, “Hope Has Arrived!” How long did it take you to write Rise to the Rhythm?
 It took me four and a half years to write this book. It truly has been a labor of love and frustration. Here’s what I mean. Labor of Love: I was, not dying but, living to do a book about how important it is for you to find your life’s rhythm and get connected to living it on the beat. Because you’ll find it to be the glue, you need to reassemble the broken and scattered pieces associated with the disconnect of living a stagnant life in which will get you nowhere.
 Here’s the thing: This book isn’t necessarily about dance in which one might perceive from the title. It’s about achievement through mental movement and “life in action” choreography designed by me for your mind, body, and soul.
 Frustration: It was difficult to come up with solutions for problems we all deal with such as  how to handle rejection, finding the motivation to get up & groove, procrastination, and overcoming your fears. My goal was to put a different spin or twist on these common setbacks and or challenges, so they wouldn’t bore or seem to be so cookie-cutter to the reader.
 What inspired you when writing Rise to the Rhythm? I wrote Rise because I desired to do something different, bold, and a bit daring.
 Why did you decide to become a writer? I speak about this in the book. Here’s a sneak peek.
 Rise to The Rhythm-Groove to Improve Get Back on Beat Thinking about his story gave me a lift, despite the minor setback. Especially when I thought I had such a good flow going. Either way, it was time to rise to the rhythm and get back on the beat. Here’s why. What people may not know is that I’d always wanted to be a writer, and I developed interest during the early stages of my career. I’d written materials for the stage, for print, radio commercials, television spots, and other media outlets. However, it was nothing as serious as writing a book. What influenced my decision the most was blogging. I was introduced to it in 2009 by a female friend, and an amazing make -up artist whom I’d worked with frequently.

Strangely, in the beginning, when she mentioned “blogging,” I did not understand what she was talking about. Until she explained further. She said it was the same as writing a newspaper article, but this time I’d become the journalist. I could write about any topic I want, yet it has to come from my perspective and or personal experiences. She then told me how she had built a fan base of interested readers, who also commented on what she wrote. This blew my mind because I didn’t know there was such a platform to express oneself. It intrigued me to explore it further. Then I “Made It A Date Not to Procrastinate!”
How did you come up with the ideas in Rise to the Rhythm?

They all stemmed from the concept that movement (mentally, physically, and spiritually) is life and life is movement. It’s a fact, “The Rhythm of Life Is A Powerful Beat.”

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Rise to the Rhythm?

Yes, it was a complete challenge trying to create chapters I felt would not only appeal to readers but also provide them with an action plan that didn’t feel so tedious but one with intrigue, excitement, and obtainability.

What do you like to do when not writing?
I’m an amusement park fanatic. I love rollercoaster rides, the food, and playing the games, etc. However, most of my friends and colleagues are too afraid to even attempt the rides, so it’s difficult to find someone to go with. Do you have any suggestions?  Second, I love fine dining and going to the movies. In fact, I could do so two or three times a week if I had the time.

Where can readers find out more about your work?
There are several places where you can get more information about me and my work.  Check them out below.
New Book: My book is on preorder worldwide now until Oct 19, 2019, launch date. “Buy It Now!”
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