Yes, I’m motivated by a song again.
Oddly, and I say oddly because I adored The Beatles, I loved Joe Cocker’s cover of this song more than the original, but bottom line, I loved this song.
It should be the theme song for writers everywhere.
Where in the world would I be without all of you out there, my peers and my literary brothers/sisters?
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” Saint Augustine
Isn’t that a beautiful quote? I’m not terribly religious, but I am spiritual, and that quote speaks deeply to me.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
I can’t buy all the books that my writer friends write. If I were rich you bet I would, but I’m not. My disposable income is limited at best, and I feel safe in saying I’m sure that is true for most of you.
So I can’t help all of you by buying your books. The truth is, even if I could, it wouldn’t help your sales that much . . . an increase of what, five bucks? Ten? No one is going to get rich because I suddenly found the funds to purchase your latest.
But I can do something that might have a greater benefit for you, and that is promote your works.
I try to do this. I try to mention a different writer with each of these postings, and I try to remember to promote others on Facebook and Twitter (when I’m not doing one of my political rants, that is).
Maybe, by doing that, I can interest two or three other people, and they will buy your books, and then word of mouth will mean more sales, and more sales . . .
Anyway, that’s the hope I have!
AUTHOR OF THE DAY
Allow me to introduce you to Lawrence Hebb, an author and friend from New Zealand. Lawrence is a quality human being and a pretty fair action/thriller author. You can check out his work by following this link.
POET OF THE DAY
I’ve said it before but it is worth saying again: one of the finest poets I have read in recent years resides here. I’m giving a shout out to Audrey. I strongly suggest you give her a read. Take five minutes, right now, and go read one of her poems. I dare you!
RANDOM IDEAS OF THE DAY
I’ve got some good friends who started out as freelance/indie authors and ended up branching out to do other things, things like YouTube videos, podcasts, blogging, crafting videos, newspaper columns, and the like. There are a lot of ways to make supplemental income, and the first step towards making that income is to take the first step. LOL Seems self-evident, doesn’t it, but it’s amazing how many people can’t seem to put one foot in front of the other.
I’m getting close to releasing my first coloring book. What is an indie writer publishing a coloring book for? Income of course, but also curiosity, and a desire to try something different . . . so why not?
There are so many things I want to do. I just hope I have time to do them all.
For those of you not interested in reaching your full potential, I understand “The Bachelor” is riveting this season.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”