Life Lessons Learned: or Why I Wear a Bowler Hat While Writing

‘It’s just a blog tour, thirty minutes of writing each week and poof you’re done.’  This is what I told myself when Tasha Turner talked me into joining the TTC-MK blog tour last spring.

We had agreed to organize a blog tour together to start things rolling for her new blog tour service that she would roll out later in the year, but my life had become full to over-flowing and I told her to continue on without me. She still felt I would be rewarded if I stayed involved enough to be a host and guest each week, so although my novel wasn’t finished, I relented and decided it would be a good pre-promo thing for the book.

Each week grew more intense. My time was swallowed with the many obligations I have during each summer season. And yet, there I was at the end of each week, fighting sleep, with two toothpicks to prop my eyes open, pounding on the keys, cutting it to ribbons and pounding the keys again. Every week cursing me for not knowing how to say no and also cursing me because of my stubborn nature; I would not quit no matter what life threw my way.

And now that it’s over I sit back and give gratitude that Tasha “made” me do it because I had a few life lessons reinforced along the way about humans in general and me in particular. I learned that in grace we are forgiven and that in generosity we are blessed. And most importantly, I learned that I wear a bowler hat while writing because the first book I fell in love with had a photo of the author in a hat on the back cover – it was one of those life defining moments, what can I say.

[divider type=”plain” width=”medium” align=”alignleft” clear=”clearleft”]

Coming Soon Digitus 233

Author, KD Emerson was born (or is that hatched) several years ago. We won’t go into how long it has been because she has this fantasy that she is still a teenager off to conquer the world. She has a passion for the written word and assisting other writers in becoming the best they can be. She also loves to promote others and cheer them on to victory. Follow her on twitter @MstrKoda or you can find her at and on Facebook at