The creative Jennifer Nichole Wells topic this week is the sun! Many thanks to her for hosting this fun photo challenge that is weather related! To participate: Create a new post on your blog titled "One Word Photo Challenge: Sun" Include an image or images that you feel fit the theme Tag your post with … Continue reading One Word Photo Challenge – “SUN”
Welcome! This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer's Quote Wednesday. This is your chance to highlight your favorite author's quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come … Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday – William Shakespeare
Welcome to the WRITER'S QUOTE WEDNESDAY Weekly Wrap-Up where our writers highlight their photographic and writing talent by making up their own quotes, or sharing quotes from their favorite authors. (Please do not link to this post. Link to the new prompt on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, and please don't forget to tag your post "Writer's Quote Wednesday." It's … Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-Up from 4/22/15
My sentiments exactly! Well said Ronovan!
It’s time to take a step back. I notice a lot of people looking at wanting to know how to increase the number of people that follow them on a blog or on Twitter or some other social media outlet. Is that why you first created a blog? Or first chose THAT name for your Twitter Handle? Did you choose @psychochix666 hoping it would attract people to you? Your blog is called myrandomthoughtsaboutstuff. Very enthralling and makes me want to head right on over.
Ronovan Writes is not exactly a “come and meet me” blog title. It’s just what I do. But we all get caught up for a time in the numbers for a moment as people start following us and we see our numbers get close to a certain cool looking number. Then we go nuts.
For a time we begin writing anything we think will draw people…
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Welcome to Mindful Monday! I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to. Each week I try to self-discover new things about myself. Last week, I talked about mindfulness practices for children and was … Continue reading Mindful Monday – Writing With a Purpose
I think Mark says what most of are thinking! What does success mean to you?
What does success mean for independent authors?
Robust sales? (this, of course, needs defined)
An eventual publishing contract?
A certain number of reviews on Amazon?
One great letter from a reader who enjoyed your book?
More sales this year than last?
A blog that has an increasing reach?
I’m starting to think that success for independent authors might be defined differently by every single independent author. I’m sure there are those authors who are waiting for the big day when a novel finally breaks through the noise and sells tens of thousands of copies. That would be one type of success – commercial success.
And perhaps that is the motivation of some authors – fame, money, a traditional publishing deal, a house at Cape Cod, summer vacations in Santorini, etc…
I’m not opposed to money and selling books. Actually, I wouldn’t mind selling some more and increasing my bank account…
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