On this day in history, in 1964, the first Beatles album, “Introducing the Beatles,” was introduced in the United States.
On this day in history, the first vinyl record was released, in 1949.
On this day in history, in 1917, Buffalo Bill died.
On this day in history, in 1944, the G.I. Bill of Rights was signed into law.
On this day in history, in 2017, William D. Holland wrote ten more pages on his novel “Shadows Fall On Rosarito.”
GET A GRIP ON REALITY, BILL!
That’s my alter-ego speaking. He speaks to me often. Sometimes I listen and sometimes I tell him to shut the hell up.
So, some pretty cool things happened on this day in history, and then I toss in the latest addition to my latest novel, and where in the world is my head in doing such a thing?
My head is exactly where it should be, thank you very much.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“My mother always told me that as you go through life, no matter what you do, or how you do it, you leave a little footprint, and that’s your legacy.” Jan Brewer
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
One of the very cool things about being a writer, and I mean super ultra-cool, is that our words will be preserved for eternity. Long after we are gone, let’s say one-hundred years from now, some little girl or boy will stumble across an article or a book we wrote, and they will read it, and in so doing they will be given a gift we sent to them across the expanse of time.
How cool is that?
Now I don’t know about you, but when I give a gift, I want that gift to be perfect . . . and so I write, and I try to improve my craft, so that the next gift I give will be the very best gift I could give at that moment.
My writing is part of my legacy and as such is a very important thing for sure. It is important to me and your writings should be equally as important to you.
Forget about the naysayers. Forget about the lagging sales of your books. Forget about the lack of support.
What you are doing is important!
End of discussion!
TIP OF THE DAY
Improve your craft! Never stop trying to be better, because when you finish your next piece, and you wrap it up in pretty paper and a bright bow, you want it to be the very best gift possible.
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THAT’S ALL FOR TODAY
Remember what I said earlier. What you are doing is important. These are troubling times, and more than ever the world needs writers.