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If I Fail, At Least I Have Given It My All

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jasmineHi guys my name is Jasmine Barton-Moore author of Sparks Fly. I self-published my own book, but before I explain let me give you a little back ground of myself. I am twenty-six years old at the moment. I found myself lost and wondering what I was going to do in life. I had gotten my degree of Associate of Arts in English. After that I still found myself lost. I told myself you could go back to school and continue your education and get into a lot of debt or you can live out your dream, live for the here and now. Tomorrow is not promised to us. Now I am not saying I will never go back to school, but I was tired of waking up every morning and not living to my fullest potential. I had started my blog post where I would publish chapters of…

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Monthly Newsletter

Happy Holidays!

Last month of 2017, I can’t believe we are at the end of 2017! This year has been so good to me, I self published my first book and I can’t wait to see what the new year brings me! Check out the link below for my December Newsletter! Also be on the look out for my free self publishing eBook 101 coming out this Christmas!! Thank you all for the support!

December 2017 Newsletter




Hello guys I know I have been away for awhile, but I just wanted to update you with everything going on. I am in the process of moving from San Diego, CA to Norfolk, VA due to the military. I began driving November 1,2017 which is tomorrow.

If you want to keep up with me make sure you are subscribed to my YouTube channel. I have been doing daily Vlogging for Vlogtober. MY Youtube channel name is Jasmine Barton-Moore.

I do plan to participate in NaNoWriMo this year as I am driving. I will be working on my 4th book. If you haven’t already make sure to check out my other books!

1.Sparks Fly now available on amazon

2.Self-Publishing 101 comes out for free 12/25/17

3.Hidden Secrets 7/8/18

4.Unknown title 2018

I plan to get back into daily blogging sometime around December 2017 but I have yet to decided. I want to make sure that I am settled into my new place. Thank you for all who follow me!!!

Remember stay BEAUTIFUL

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Love Yourself

Do you love yourself? Honestly, no cheating! Do you love your personality, your body, the color of your skin, your eyes? Do you love yourself from head to toe, inside and out? You have to love yourself before you can love others. You have to be happy enough within to share the love.

A few years back I loved nothing about me. I was miserable. I would sit in front of the mirror and eat just because I didn’t like myself that much. I found myself always doing for others and neglecting myself.

It is okay to help others but you should always put your well being before others.

I am not going to lie I wanted to write for the longest time, but something kept happening where I kept putting it off. And I found myself in misery.

Once I began to love myself, I began to see my happiness, I began looking in the mirror and telling myself you are beautiful, you got this. Whatever life throws at you, your a survivor.

I remember looking at a photo and a friend of mine was there, and I said, “I’m so pretty.” She said to me that’s weird and I was like what. And she was like I never hear women tell themselves that.

Which is true we are always looking for the wrong in something, you can’t be successful if your bitter. It just won’t work.

Take some time out for yourself and discover who you are. Every morning when I am driving to work it’s my me time to meditate and talk to God.

You have to dig deep and discover the beauty within.

Remember stay BEAUTIFUL!!!

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October 2017 Newsletter

I am still overjoyed from everything that has happened. As you know in the month of September 2017 I published my debut novel Sparks Fly. I also had my book launch party which was a huge success. You can check out the party on YouTube/Jasmine Barton-Moore.  Also I did a video on how to prep for a book launch party if I have any indie authors out there. The month of September was a good month.

I am currently working on Hidden Secrets cover. The release date for that book will be July 8,2018. I also have a free book coming out this December 2017, make sure you are subscribed for that and stay tuned. I also want to eventually publish two books in a year and and as you know self publishing is expensive. Just come along with me for the ride.

For the month of October I will be coming out with my bi-monthly goal check list. If you would like to see what I have accomplished for the month of September and October be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel. I am participating in Vlogtober where I upload Vlogs everyday so you get a chance to see behind the scenes of my life. I am also doing daily blogging if you haven’t noticed already. Make sure you are subscribed.

For the month of November I am participating in NaNoWriMo, and I have a video releasing tomorrow October 2,2017 with my seven tips on how I plan on staying organized. Also I am moving at the end of this month. We are a military family so me and my husband will be stationed in Norfolk Virginia. So if I fall off the face of the earth don’t go crazy I am still here .

For the month of December I have my free book coming out on self publishing cover coming soon. Also if Vlogtober is a huge success I will be participating in the one for December. I also did start my LLC company because being a writer is my dream job so just make sure you stay tuned!

Don’t forget Sparks Fly is now available on Amazon

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Ebook $2.99

Print $6.25

Signed Copy- $10

I have so much I want to do but I have to remember to take one day at a time. I am excited for what the future holds. And working on some other secret projects at the moment. Also if you would like to send in your request on topics for me to write for daily blogging that would be awesome. My goal is to motivate and help other indie authors out there, so I have something in the works for that too.

P.S.- I plan on using mail chimp newsletter in the future, but I like posting everything in one spot.

Remember stay BEAUTIFUL

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Tomorrow is not promised

Live your life to the fullest. I find myself always preaching on this subject.

Many times people have asked me, “why would you jump out of a airplane? Are you willing to die in the air? Something is wrong with you.”

If I lived my life in fear then I wouldn’t be where I am today. If I decided not to write my book then people wouldn’t be reading it. If I decided not to start my business then I wouldn’t learn from my mistakes and grow more and learn more. If I decided not to step out on faith. Would I believe in God?

What I have noticed is people will make all the excuses in the world.

People will say, “I want to be a writer” but I don’t have the time.

“I want to start a company” but I don’t have the funds.

“I want to be an inspiration to others” but I don’t know where to start.

If someone came up to you and said I will give you a million dollars to start your dream company! Would you take the money and do it?

YES! If you answered no then I don’t know what’s wrong with you. But if you answered yes then go for it. I am a firm believer of not just living to live. If I want to do something then I will do it. Life is an obstacle course, you are going to stumble, you are going to face roadblocks where you have try something else, but in the end at least you can say you tried.

This world is to big, so go out and make some noise.

Remember stay BEAUTIFUL!

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When one door closes…

Another will open! I am a firm believer in believing in yourself when know one else will. I got home late last night and decided to check my mail box because I hadn’t checked it in days.

Side Note- If you are new to my blog welcome don’t forget to follow, but for those of you who do not know I wrote and self published my book which is now available on Amazon. “Sparks Fly”

Any who I was already having a bad day from work so when I opened the mailbox and looked through all the junk mail, there was this tiny envelope. The first thing I thought was, I didn’t order anything someone stole my identity. Crazy right, I know. These are the things that run through my mind.

But the tiny envelope held a card from Brenda Jackson herself. When I published my book I sent it out to some of my favorite authors, just as a thank you for the inspiration. But she had hand written me back with so many encouraging words. And I pretty much had no words for what she had written. I couldn’t believe she took the time out of her day to write me back. Plus she invited me to join her book club on Facebook and encouraged me to promote it in the book club. How cool is that Also another author I follow received a copy of my book too. Yesterday was a pretty awesome day.

So why the title right. When I went on my journey to self publish I didn’t know what the outcome would be. I was skeptical at first because I was putting my book out into the world to be judged my others. But I knew in my heart this is what I wanted to do. I have reached out to so many people and some of the people who get back to me, the answer will be “no,” or we aren’t doing that yet. Just from her writing me back makes me want to do so much more and I will! I will conquer the world.

But I never let it stop me, this world is to big to just listen to a couple of NO’s and call it quits. You have to keep pushing through. Make your dreams come true. Just because a door has closed doesn’t mean another door won’t open. Maybe it wasn’t meant for you to walk through that door. Believe in everything you do!

Remember stay BEAUTIFUL!

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Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand is Doing…

Do you remember growing up and your mom always talking about her days, or how you need to listen to what she is saying because she knows best? And in the back of your head your like right mom, but you are listening. Well that was me.

Now that I am “adulating,” I find myself quoting my mother all the time. And I always start my sentence off with, “well my mom use to say….”

Now to explain the quote, if I didn’t learn anything else from my mom, (which I learned a lot) this had to be my favorite quote of wisdom before she left this earth. It means that the people closest to you and around you does not need to know your every move. Those same people who are cheering you on and smiling in your face could also be the same people plotting against you hoping that you fail. Now I am not saying that everyone is this way, I have some truly amazing friends. Everyone does not share your dream or passion. You could be looking to take on the world, while their trying to make it through the week.

Just know when people do not have you in their best interest. This  also goes toward your relationships too. The signs are there you just have to be willing to look. You always have that one Debbie downer friend/family that you are always trying to fix or help. They never have anything positive to say. Or they will start with a positive and say “BUT….” Make sure to keep the projects you are working on a secret until you are ready to share them with the world.

We all have to live and learn through the mistakes we make. Never let anyone stop you from believing in your dreams. When you put your dreams on hold because someone told you that the idea was stupid, you become angry at them, but most of all you become angry at yourself.

Which brings me to my next topic, I was sitting down and reading “How To Be A Bawse” by Lilly Singh. Which I am hoping to meet her one day, because this book is amazing. Even though I am only on page eleven she has dropped major Knowledge. And it got me thinking back to the talks I would have with my mom and like I said this has always stood out to me. I have lost friends along the way and I am okay with that because there is a such thing as outgrowing each other and moving on.

I have always been the type to motivate others. I will be your number one fan if that means getting you to do what you love. I believe in happiness.

And what makes us happy? -Things that we love doing.

Just remember if you are working on something and are skeptical about sharing it, keep it to yourself until you are ready to release it to the world. Even after you release it some people will love it it while others will hate it, but remember your Owning Your Life.

Remember stay BEAUTIFUL!

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Relationship Confusion???

You know the one thing I have always hated hearing? Relationship Goals. I never knew what it meant when someone would say #relationship goals. I am going to share with you why I dislike that term and other terms that deal with relationships.

A picture and a quote can only say so much about a person. Are you saying relationship goals because you are not in a relationship and you want to be in one? Or are you saying relationship goals because your unhappy in your relationship? Specify your #relationshipgoals

Another term I hate is hubby and bae. When someone says are you happy your hubby is home? Like whats a hubby? Where did this term even come from? When people say this to me its like rubbing two sand papers together in my ear.  And who came out with the word bae. Before the urban dictionary made “bae” girlfriend and boyfriend, the definition actually stands for poop. Do you want to be called poop?

Another term I can not understand is daddy? Like I have never been comfortable with this word. When you call your child or husband daddy. Thats like my husband calling me mama or mommy. Like why would he do that? Your daddy is someone who helped bring you in this world. Not your partner.

Relationship explanation- why is it that you have to describe to me the kind of relationship you are in? Don’t get me wrong I have had my fair shares of heartbreak, but what happens between you and your spouse should be between you and your spouse. Thats another thing using social media to put each other on blast. We are all guilty of it, trust me I have done it in the past to, but we have to get out of the habit. I am going to give you some advice my mother gave me.

Moms Advice- Single people can not be friends with someone who is married it just don’t work that way, because in the end someone is cheating. Also what happens in your relationship, stays in your relationship. Don’t go blabbing it to your girlfriends because that same girlfriend can be a snake in the grass trying to steel your man.

-Trust me mama always right!

Another thing, never let you husband put something else before your relationship and you shouldn’t either. In order to be in a functioning relationship you guys both have to be on the same page.

Also men out here in these streets being disrespectful, what happened to the old school way where you ask me out on a date and we get to know each other before we move on to second base. At least treat me to dinner.

Why are married couples bringing children into an unfunctioning relationship, there are ways to protect yourself. Trust me I know, I follow the calendar method just to prevent pregnancy because I know at the moment I am not ready for children, so when women or men say we didn’t expect to get pregnant. Well what did you learn in sex ed all those years back? How to get pregnant?

Okay guys I promise I am done!!

Remember stay BEAUTIFUL

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How many times…

I remember going to a girls night and having open conversation about any and everything. And if you have never been around a group of women, the main thing that they always talk about is men and sex.

As I sat back and listened to each women story their was one that shocked me the most. She said that she just had sex with her husband just to get it over with, not because she actually enjoyed it. That she would just lay there.

Of course that got me to thinking that this didn’t make any since. Was this a healthy marriage? Were they happy? How could you just lay there and feel nothing?

Also later on I learned she just stayed to stay. She didn’t think she could be anything without him and thats why she tolerated it. Of course no one never likes to hear the truth so she stopped talking to me, but any of you out there I am here to listen if you want honesty and truth, I am your friend.

Of course I needed a man’s perspective. Who better to ask then my husband right.

Question #1 How often should couples have sex in a month?

His Perspective- 5-6 times a month. He went on to say that he was guessing.

Me- 3-4 times a month. I guessed to.

Of course he asked me why I was asking so I explained it to him. He went on to tell me if a married couple is only having sex once a month either someone is cheating or lying about something.

Whether you are a women or man reading this you should never feel obligated to just lay there and have sex just because you think it is convenient for your marriage. If your marriage is that bad then you should probably leave it and move on. It is never worth being unhappy. You got this you can start over I have done it plenty of times before.

Question #2- What should couples do to keep the marriage spicy?

His Perspective- Have fun and play exciting games. Not the typical you rub my back.

Me- Treat me like a queen. Women do not like the same routine, men you have to change it up. The older we get as women I believe the more it takes.

How many times do you think married couples should have sex?

Remember stay BEAUTIFUL