They say you can tell a tiger by its stripes. The same applies to writers.
The act of writing is a solitary occupation; self-publishing both rewarding and psychotic. Who but a dreamer would undertake such a venture? Living in the make believe, struggling for an unrealistic utopia of no day job and unlimited time to create --- thankfully, we sometimes poke our heads out into the real world and connect with people who have been there and done that. It helps. Many in this business go out of their way to assist others who are trying to make it, doling out their practical, hard won wisdom with a generous hand. I just finished watching a very helpful live-stream FaceBook post from Books Go Social founder, Laurence O'Bryan in which he talked about the importance of blogging for an author. Advice like his has weight. (Click here for more info on the author support company he founded.) http://booksgosocial.com/_
I was blogging long before I ever published, though I haven't always used this platform to market my work. I like to think of this site as more of an inspirational nudge for others. It's about encouraging you to make the most of life, to become who you are meant to be. Of course, I hope that folks who like what they read here will also be encouraged to check out my books. They may be fantasies, but my strong female characters aren't always strong, having to learn to navigate the roadblocks just like we do. And like Aryelle, Lureli and Eleanor, we become better versions of ourselves when we use our gifts - grand or seemingly insignificant - to help others, not just ourselves.
So...here I am blogging, being a tiger. For both of us.
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