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Jacqueline Burke, Author – How It All Started!

When I think back to when I first became interested in writing, it all focused around listening to music. This is really, how it all started!

I also did an extreme amount of reading; books, magazines, short stories, and even jewel case covers of CD’s. I would read, pretty much, anything! As I read, there was always music playing in the background. Some days I would have the radio on or a CD playing, but other times, I would just hear a tune in my head. I would start humming!

Music made me do it!

I found I was at complete peace when I was reading, writing, and doing it all with music playing. Music made it easier for me to visualize. Music helped me to get into a certain mood when writing fiction, but especially when I wrote The Good Vibes Only Roadshow and Love Grandma (recipe book series).

I spent many years in jobs that truly, “just weren’t for me”, but I had to work and support my family. I did what I needed to do at the time. There came a time, while working these jobs, I just couldn’t do it anymore. I needed to be me! In finding me, I played a lot of music and wrote in one journal after another.

Here I am! Music made me do it!

I feel very fortunate to have been able to find myself with music, with reading, and with writing.

I am content with who I am and with who I will continue to be in the future. I am not made of money, but instead I am made out of creativity and peace. To me, that is more valuable!

Jacqueline Burke, Author – How It All Started!

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – I Knew A Girl

I Knew A Girl
 
I knew a girl, who all of her life, all she wanted was to be accepted for who she was.
 
I knew a girl, who all of her life, all she wanted was to be liked for who she was on the inside, not what she could give to others
 
I knew a girl, who all of her life, all she wanted was to be loved for her smile, her laugh, and her big heart.
 
I knew a girl, who wanted to feel wanted, not made to feel a disappointment.
 
I knew a girl, who all she ever did was say and do everything everyone expected of her.
 
I knew a girl, who sacrificed all her hopes and dreams just to please others.
 
I knew a girl, who never criticized anyone, always kept her thoughts to herself, but instead was criticized over every little thing.
 
I Knew A Girl!
 
 
I knew a woman, who saw there was the endless pattern continuing day in and day out
 
I knew a woman, who all she ever wanted were to see smiles and laughter, and acceptance of her big heart
 
I knew a woman, who wanted to feel as if she was not a disappointment
 
I knew a woman, who continued to do everything for her family.
 
I knew a woman, who tried every single day to have some hopes and dreams.
 
I knew a woman, who felt as though she just couldn’t win.
 
I knew a woman, who finally looked in the mirror!
 
I knew a woman, who loved who she saw standing right in front of her.
 
I knew a woman, who saw strength inside of her
 
I knew a woman, who was proud of who she had become
 
I knew a woman, who saw a big heart
 
I knew a woman, who was going to smile no matter what!
 
I knew a woman, who was not going to become the broken little girl
 
I knew a woman, who had no regrets
 
I knew a woman, who started living her dreams
 
I Knew A Woman!
Jacqueline Burke, Author – I Knew A Girl
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Jacqueline Burke, Author – Inspiration

Where do you find your inspiration?  I find inspiration in watching the amazing individuals out there continuing to follow their dreams, no matter what is going on out there in the World, they keep plugging away.

We need to remind ourselves that life does not stop, even though we are staying in our homes.  We cannot stop pursuing our dreams, planning for the future, and going after what brings us happiness.

This is a New World we are living in, and we need to adjust our approach, our communication, and our mindset to thrive no matter what is handed to us!  We cannot give up!

I’m making sure I continue writing and working on all my projects!  Every single day!  Yes, some options have been taken from me, but they have been taken “for now”, not forever!  I’m going to make sure some of those options find their way back to me!  It may not be in the traditional way of accomplishing these projects, but I will make sure I rework these projects so they still have an opportunity to grow into the gift they were meant to be.

Please share where you are finding your inspiration; you just never know who you will be helping.  We need to stick together and encourage each other!

Communicate, reach out, and do not give up!

Jacqueline Burke, Author – Inspiration!

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – Time To Make A Movie!

I’ll let you in on a little secret, from November 2019 to March 2020, I was working at bringing the In My Closet book series to the big screen!  I was taking my time, researching, networking with a wonderful film producer/director, and diving into my passion in film production.

Then, the latest in the World happened, so some projects were put on the back burner.  Until recently!!

I decided, when we are dealt a hand we have no control over and with no end date as of yet, there is no reason we cannot take a different approach with our projects, that not only respects the current social distancing, but also respects the need for us to do our part in this fight and “stay home”.   I’ve decided to take a more documentary/interview approach with the characters in my book series.  Creativity at its finest!  This will be an introduction to the characters while leaving you with suspense and excitement to see the actual films.  The build up!

It will take time, but I’m going to make sure this entire approach is a gift to my book series and the future production of this series.  I am checking out different Apps that work with my technology and I’m just going to give it my all!  While still having fun!

This is one of my dreams!  I look at all shows that are continuing from the homes of our most respected celebrities, so why can’t I make a movie with the same concept!  It’s worth a shot!

Jacqueline Burke, Author – Time To Make A Movie!