I am not witty, clever, critically acclaimed, astute, profound, pithy or any number of other things that brilliant writers are. But I am one thing: I am a doer.
Good grief. I have had this blog up since the last days of February and have penned 170 posts, give or take, since then. I’m nothing if I am not prolific.
So how do I make that work for me? I get myself out there.
I operate on the premise that for every writer there is a reader. Some writers draw hundreds of readers to my one, but the more I make myself available to the reading public, the more likely I am to connect with my one. Then my next one and the next. You get my point.
So how am I do-ing?
I have this blog. The writers group I belong to is publishing its first anthology in the fall. I will be represented in it. A friend and I are working on a joint e-book s-l-o-w-l-y, but we are working on it. My daughter and I are getting ready to launch past the talking stage to the doing stage on a joint venture on a children’s book. And I am, ever so slowly, working on the novel. I accepted T’s challenge to participate in a story circle which got published at http://camerondgarriepy.com/2012/06/28/the-story-circle-the-reunion-part-four/ . (Thank you, Troy and Cameron.)
For once, I am practicing what I preach. (In case you didn’t pick up on it, this is a sermon directed at YOU.) I am not just dreaming about it, I am doing it. You can, too.
There is a saying that remotely resembles my next line: 99% of success is showing up. Show up! Find your one reader. Keep showing up till you have ten readers, then 100 readers. Do it!
Love this, Fay! SO much of it is just putting product out there and working to connect with your reader!
Oh, Cameron, forgive me for screwing up your name in the post. (I’ll go fix that!) And thanks for commenting. Your remarks are right on target.
Fay…I hear you! Great advice that we ALL need to receive from time to time! I too lack much talent that God gave to others but I get up every day and try so hard!!! Thanks!
Count me in as one of your readers! I love you and the advice you share.
Dreaming is nice, but it doesn’t get results. Only actions do. Nice post and good luck with your projects. 🙂
Thanks! And good luck on yours!
I agree. Show up and put one foot in front of the other. Good advice for following one’s dreams.
What til you see my Aug 2 post about what’s next in line for me.