Monday, July 28, 2008

Watch my book trailer for my new short story "Never No More"

View this montage created at One True Media
Jessica Robinson

This wonderful video was created by my friend Linda Herman. Thank you so much for doing this. :) If you havent already please make sure you pick up your copy of her latest novella, Consequences: When love is will have you talking long after the book is read!!! You can purchase it from and check out her website,

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Dear Diary,
Today I must say I'm feeling good. I went to church and the pastor's sermon really spoke to me and I left service feeling energized and inspired all at the same time. Alot of times when I'm at church I get things from God (my pastor says they are downloads into our spirit) and I feel like writing and sharing it with you today. As I was sitting in church I began to think about the direction that my life has taken and had a couple of questions that entered into my mind. Sometimes I laugh because it's like my mind never shuts off because I'm always thinking about something :) . I started to think about the whole process of me trying to become published and get my name out there and all of the trials and tribulations I've faced already even though I'm only in the beginning of my journey and I've realized that it is all necessary part of the whole equation. There are so many people who try to surround themselves around you because they see that you are heading somewhere in a direction that they think they want to go but when you need them the most they are no where to be found. Those same people who professed their love and admiration for what you're trying to do are where to be found. I've come to realize this: When you have a vision and a dream to do something don't expect for people to jump behind you and push you along because they wont. And don't use that very fact to just give up your dream and quit because giving up is not an option. If you still have a dream and a vision to do something then continue on no matter who is supporting you. You don't need anyone to validate who you are or the gift you had because God has given it to you. Just don't allow your vision to stop and your dream to die because of the people around you. No matter who tries to hate on you they won't even be able to because if it's your's your time. God appoints all of us a time when he will bring our dream and our vision to pass but we have to make sure we recognize the season we're in. After much prayer and direction, I know this is my season. Even though I don't have a clear direction of how everything will happen for me I know that it's just a matter of time before God shows up and brings clarity. Right now my role is to be in position so that I will be able to gain insight. I know it's my time to shine!!!

Until next time,
Jessica aka "Lyric" Robinson

Friday, July 25, 2008

A valuable lesson

Dear Diary,
It's been a little while since I've written anything and today I figured I might as well write and keep you updated. So I finally got in contact with one of the people that I sent my manuscript to and I must say I received pretty good feedback. I wanted to know this person's honest opinion of my work and I had braced myself for what they were going to say. I was actually suprised when I opened up the email yesterday. She had wrote me and informed me that she read what I sent to her and that she found it to be absolutely interesting. That made me smile. She really enjoyed what I sent to her and that made me happy to hear such positive feedback. I can say I learned a valuable lesson from her email. Alot of times as an aspiring author we can tend to be a little overprotective of our work and what people say about it because to us our first novel is like our baby and we sometimes feel it's perfect. We are even nervous to hear what people have to say because we find ourselves afraid of that one word...REJECTION. We're afraid to submit to companies and we're afraid to ask our literary friends what they think about our work because we're afraid it will be negative but the lesson I learned is this: Not to let fear stop you from moving forward. If we're afraid to move forward then we will never grow and we will never see progress. Actually, we have to take the good with the bad and allow it to develop us as people and as authors...nobody is perfect and the things we write are definitely not perfect. Everyone and everything we come across on our literary journey is what makes us become who we are and ultimately is what shapes the greatness that we become. I'm learning day by day not to be afraid of what anyone has to say whether it be good or bad because it is what will ultimately take me to the next level.

Until next time,
Jessica aka Lyric Robinson

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Just my thoughts...

Dear Diary,
So it's the first day of July and I thought it would be a good day to write another entry in my diary. Well actually by the time this posts it will be July 2nd but who cares right? Lol....
I've just been thinking about alot of things in my life since last week and I thought I would share them with you...I've been thinking alot about life and how precious it is. I am more determined now than ever to make my mark in this world and make a difference. I'm not even concerned about fame and fortune I just want to make a difference in someone's life...I have been through so much and I have a story to tell and I cannot wait for the world to hear what's been inside my heart for so long.
For so long I've been waiting to find out what it is i want to do in life and I know one of those things is writing. Writing is definitely a passion for me and it's what truly makes me happy. I am not even concerned about writing a certain way just to gain readership and make money...I just desire to tell stories that are from the heart and let it flow....
I know my time is coming and I have to encourage myself sometimes because there is no one who is pushing behind you telling you to go on. It's just something that you have to do regardless who's around. I lnow when I hit the Essence Best Seller's list, and eventually The New York Times that there will be droves of people standing aound saying that they were with me from the beginning but I know who was really there supporting me and telling me to keep going...I know who is true and who is real in my life and those are the people that I will always keep close to me because they weren't concerned about anything else but being my support system. I know I have alot of dreams and it seems like I want alot of things but I've always been the one to aim high...I feel it makes me hustle even harder and that's my philosopy of life...hustle hard...sleep later...:)

Until next time,
Jessica aka Lyric