Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pit Stop #2 with Mike Dolan

Today my guest is Mike Dolan.  He is the author if an inspirational novel titled A Pecunious Life.  Welcome Mike and thank you for stopping in.

Please tell us a little about yourself......

        A) I want to be a positive force in this life experience. I want to help change the lives of those
            that are searching. I Love to live life...

        B) Mike was born in the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado 43 years
            ago. He has lived all around this beautiful world of ours, from
            Europe to Alaska, to his current home in the Middle East. His
            education is that of the experiences lifegives and school is far from
            being out for him. He is a lover of life, a life adventurist. He loves
            to travel, meet new people, and experience new cultures. He has
            been given a great opportunity to see life in a different light and
            wishes to share this with you.

What inspired you to pen your first title?
        A) It's always been a goal of mine to write a book, but couldn't find a direction until I just started
            writing and going with the flow.

How long have you been writing?
        A) I've been writing for ten years mostly in journals I have kept. This is my first published work
            though and I am excited about reaching this milestone I set for myself.

What was the hardest part about writing this particular novel?
        A) The hardest part for me is probably this part, the promoting of the book. Promotion is not
            anything I am use to doing, but just as the publishing of my book was a new experience that I
            worked through so too will be the experience of promoting the book.

Have any dreams been realized as a result of your writing?
        A) Yes, absolutely one of my goals I set for myself was to publish a book. Now that dream has
            been realized it has pushed me into a new direction. I want to write more, I want to help
            change more lives to live their dreams.

Is there a message in your novel you want readers to grasp?
        A) Yes, follow you dreams; this is your life experience to experience the life you wish. Live your
            life to the fullest measure and a truly abundant life will be yours

Where do you hope to take your writing in the future?
        A) I'm in the final steps of finishing another book as I write this. I would like to continue to write in
            a way that will help people find their dreams, find their true calling in life and become a
            positive energy for those around them.

What advice do you have for writer's just starting out?
        A) Nike's slogan comes to mind..., "Just Do It!" Don't worry about the rules, don't worry about
            what people say, don't worry about anything, just write from your soul. Let all the details work
            themselves out. If you don't know how to do something the only way to know how is to "Just
            Do It." Don't let the fear of failure get in your way, everyone that is successful has fail..,
            everyone... It's the way you look at things that will determine where you will go in life... Are
            there boulders that stand in your way or are they stepping stones to the life you wish to live, if
            you want the life of your dreams then you already know the answer...

Anything else you would like to share with us today?
        A) I am grateful for the opportunity and want to thank you for allowing me to be a part of this

You are welcome Mike thanks again for chatting with us.  Mike can be found on the web at the following places:

Mike Dolan: A Pecunious Life
Twitter: HawaiianLife
Facebook: Fan page

Don't forget to leave a comment for Mike for your chance to win a copy of his book at the end of his tour.  You can also purchase at Amazon.