Focus on 1 Thing

To be successful at anything there is one common thread among successful people. Now, preparer your mind for this concept. Are you ready?????? Here it is. Focus On 1 Thing. When you focus on one significant thing in your life nine times out of ten it will eliminate other things . Here’s an example.

When you take 60 minutes out of the day to focus only on exercise, nine times out of ten it will eliminate the need for medication such as high blood pressure, cholesterol or other medical issues excess weight cause.

Let’s look at writing. You have a deadline for a story. Take a seat, focus on your story and write for a designated timeframe. When you do, nine times out of ten, you will end up with a story by your deadline. That will eliminate the stress of that date creeping up on you, along with the long hours into the night, or days of a quick snack or junk food to fuel the extra hours you trying to take your body through. Not to mention eliminating the guilt you will feel for messing up the 60 minutes you spent on exercising earlier in the day.

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If you want to expand your reader base, take 60 minutes a day to focus on just that. Research your audience. Focus on what they do? Where they do it? Then find a way to go to them to introduce your work. Expand your reader base by one or ten, it doesn’t matter how many. This will eliminate some the anxiety or inner turmoil you feel on release day.

Focus on sleep at night. Put a timer on the television, or radio. Close your eyes. Sleep. A good night rest relieves stress and tension. It rejuvenates your body and your mind and eliminates the dragging feeling you have sometimes in the morning.

There are a lot of people who brag on multitasking and that’s okay. Successful people concentrate on 1 thing at a time. Have you ever hear the saying “Jack of all trades, master at none”? Become the master at one—YOU.

There are 24 hours in a day. Break it down to accomplish what you want out of life. You want to lose weight. Take 30-60 minutes each day and focus on exercising. You want to expand your readers base, spend an hour focus on nothing but promotions, or finding your readers. You want to write a book. Set aside a timeframe when you will focus on nothing but that story. You want the energy to do it all again the next day? For eight hours focus on nothing but sleep.

Focus on 1 thing.

Just a few thoughts from Inside The Heart.

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Until the next time



Life is funny. You think you’ve started this hobby of writing and suddenly you find yourself involved in the big business of publishing. Well, it wasn’t really suddenly. I mean it did not happen overnight. However, the little hobby is now a business. Yay, SIRI AUSTIN ENTERTAINMENT LLC. Check us out at:

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Did I see this coming? No. But man it has been a ride…… Let me bring you up on what has happen since the last time I blogged here, (coughing to cover the embarrassment) since 2013.

Novel number 15 was published last month. Series number four is one book away from completion and I am now the Executive Producer for my own television series, entitled….wait for it….The Heart.

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That’s right, I took my very first series, The Heart and made it a political drama   for television. Yes, we did casting calls and hire actors. We wrote scripts breaking book one, Once You’ve Touched The Heart, into scenes. We interviewed and hired crew members to film. And then, we just did it. We use several locations in my hometown, Richmond, VA. Filmed for six weekends and then edited for just as long. Then we aired for six weeks on the CW-Richmond network. And guess what?????? This is the best part. We are about to do it again for season 2 of The Heart. I have written six episodes from book 2, The Heart of Him, for filming this summer and airing around February 2016.

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Does this sound insane or what? Yes, I went from sharing the adventures of getting into the world of publishing to adding the world of production to it. Now take a minute and think about that….. It seems like a natural transition.

We write to share our stories, characters, and imaginations with readers. Producing those stories for television, web-series or movies, is a natural way to give your readers another aspect of your stories. First you put them between the pages of a book, then you bring them to life for the big screen. Natural progression.

So now, I have two worlds to share with you. The Adventures of a Self-Published Author and The Adventures of an Indie-Producer. There I’ve changed the name of my blog to Inside The Heart. Form now on I will be sharing the things from publishing, for that is my first love and things from behind the scenes of The Heart with you. I think Inside The Heart covers just about everything.

Talk about following a dream. Are your ready for the ride?

As always you can find me at: or

Until the next time,

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Naughty or Nice?


Is Xavier Naughty or Nice?

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“What if I undress you with my mouth, kiss every inch of your body, then ravish you until you scream?”

He carried her over by the fireplace, which was lit, putting a glow on the room. “I have another idea.” He peeled her leather jacket off, dropping it to the floor. “To show you how forgiving I am-” he pulled off her boots, “-I’m treating you tonight.” Next he pulled her sweater over her head, leaving her standing there in tight jeans and a black lace bra. Xavier dropped to his knees, then pulled her to him. The first kiss landed on her navel, as his hand unzipped her jeans. His tongue dipped into the crevice of her navel. His hands traveled inside the back of the jeans, then down the back of her thighs as the material uncovered her, revealing black lace panties.

He sat back on his haunches and slowly took in her body from head to toe. He pulled the blanket from the back of the chair, and spread it out on the floor in front of the fire, which crackled in the background. He placed one arm around her waist and the other under her knees, then placed her gently on the blanket. Standing above her he slowly began to undress. The jacket was thrown to the side. His sweater was next, revealing each ripple of his six-pack, one at a time. The sweater was thrown to the side pulling his braids, causing them to cascade around his broad shoulders. Then he unzipped his jeans, stepped out leaving his arousal standing proud and erect. His dreamy brown eyes held hers as he took a single red rose from the vase above the fireplace. “Welcome into my dream Nicole Brooks.”

With the bud of the rose, he drew a straight line from the tip of her nose, down her cheek, between her breasts, down her stomach, between her legs, down her thighs, then tickled the bottoms of her feet. “Allow me to introduce you to my fantasy.”

Taking the rose petals from the stem, one by one, he dropped them onto her body, until the sweet fragrance filled his nostrils. He knelt between her legs and was overwhelmed by the mixture of her scent and the roses. He stretched out on the floor between her legs. “You know, one of the most sensuous things about a woman is her unique scent.” He pulled her pants down her legs. “Your scent sends my testosterone into overdrive.” He licked his fore finger then touched her bud. Her body jerked. “Sensitive. I like that.” His long, thick finger dipped inside of her. He pulled it out, then sucked it. “You are so sweet.” Spreading her legs, he held her thighs down, licked her from top to bottom then dove in. His hand massaged her inner thigh as he gave her the tongue lashing, he hoped, of her life.

Nicole couldn’t believe the sensations the rose petals were having against her skin. It felt as if she had been blanketed with silk. As each petal dropped Xavier’s eyes darkened. Was it the feel of the petals or the look of pure desire in his eyes that was causing her body to react as if she had been caressed? She didn’t know. Then his wet finger touched her and the blood began to pump furiously throughout her body. When he replaced his finger with his tongue, lavishing her, all senses flared to attention, relieving her of all control. Blood whooshed through her mind as if she were in a wind tunnel. Everything went blank for seconds, then slowly returned.

Xavier lay there on his elbows watching her body react to his assault. He decided then and there, nothing was more beautiful than Nicole when her body exploded…nothing.

Reaching for his jeans, he pulled out a condom, slid it on then braced his arms on both sides of her easing into her pulsating inner lips. No other part of their bodies touched as he withdrew, then eased in again. Looking down at her, he knew there would never be anyone else for him.


Game or GAME?

The Final Chapter – October 31, 2011

Just for fun

Ladies, are you looking for a way to get your man’s attention while the game is on? I’m going to suggest you offer another sport that is just as invigorating as football. There are no rules and the score depends on him. Here are the instructions. Make sure your man is nice and comfy, lying in the bed with the remote in one hand and nice cold beer in the other. Put on his favorite team jersey–nothing underneath (very important). Place a chair next to the bed, the straddle it. Pull out, The Heart. Turn to page 248. Began reading at “You like hard things between your legs, don’t you” Continue reading as long as you allow your hands to demonstrate the words. The moment you feel your man’s eyes on you, increase the speed of your reading, for you now has his undivided attention. Be forewarned, at this point, he is about to make a move, so prepare yourself. When he asks, (and he will ask), “Baby, what are you doing?” Don’t look up! Simply reply, “I’m reading you a bedtime story.” Continue reading as if he never said a word. Now…..wait for it…… When he grabs you and throws you on the bed, drop the book, put your hands up in the air and yell, “TOUCHDOWN!”  Enjoy the night!

You’ve just become a part of a Iris Bolling love scene. Just sharing!