Wednesday, August 22, 2012

From This To THIS!

In 3 days Help! My Best Friend Just Got Married, Can We Be Friends drops onto your Nook, Kindle, Ipads and other Ereaders.  I am excited.  I’ve also experienced a few bumps in the road that has left me exhausted. 

Recently I spoke with a colleague who examined the possibilities of writing her mother’s life story.  She had encouraged her mother to do so but her mother was disinterested.  She however expressed a dire need to get this story out because her mother’s life is so compelling.  While I encouraged her to do so—if it truly is her passion to write—I had to be honest.  90% of writing is re-writing and if you are not passionate about the writing, I doubt you’ll finish.  This talk is different from any advisement I may have given in the past.  And while it is never my intention to be discouraging, I no longer encourage people in my craft that are not passionate about the craft.
Writing is one of my greatest joys.  I cannot, not write.  However writing, while for some comes with ease, is not necessarily easy.  It can be a financially lucrative for some but not for many.  A lot of factors, just as in any vocation, come into play when reaping financial rewards; timing, subject matter, trend, exposure, contact and a host of other stars must align for success.  And what is success? 

Success is defined and can be in as many ways as there are people.  For me success begins with getting it on the page.  Success is a journey with pitstop destinations along the way.  Success is going from This….

Edited Manuscript



to THIS….


It’s not easy but it’s worth it!

Thanks for Sharing My journey…..3 days and counting….

From The Bottom Up,



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