The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Members post about their doubts and fears, discuss struggles and triumphs, and offer words of encouragement to others who are struggling.
AUGUST 3RD QUESTION: What was your very first piece of writing as an aspiring writer? Where is it now? Collecting dust or has it been published?
My first story was The Agent and Mrs. Springer and....it's collecting dust.
Now my question for you authors: Were your sales down in July?
Historically, it seems most authors' sales drop. Hope yours held.
I'm going to go in a different direction today. I'd like to recommend a movie that deals with motivation and tenacity. Something that as writers we need two hundred and twenty percent of. Do you ever find your mood revolves around your sales or lack thereof? Been there. Done that. And how stupid is that. There is so much more to life than book sales. But anyhow, my point being, writing is a huge struggle on so many fronts and it's easy to drop off the grid because of feeling beaten down or one too many challenges. Every book today is up against millions of others. Rather daunting, hey?
Sometimes it's hard to remember that people other than authors, in all walks of life, have challenges just as daunting, with unattainable goals that they are determined to reach and refuse to give up until they do.
Eddie The Eagle is about just such a young man, that fought on no matter the odds, no matter the obstacles in his way. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. Not only is it a feel good movie, it's highly motivation. Fight On.
She never planned to be a vampire hunter.
Then her parents were murdered and she went to live with her uncle Julian Kilmer.
That's when everything changed. In a manner more terrifying than anything she could have ever imagined.
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