Hello Dear Readers and Friends,
Seems like a zillion years since my last post, which was 1 week ago. Time slows when you’re immersed in the wondrous present moment, doesn’t it?
I used to write songs. Lots of them. One of them, called Pictures of Love, which can be heard here, is playing in my head as I write. Just for fun, go listen.
No Longer in Lala Land
Or, at least, I don’t want to be. I want to be connected. That’s one of the miracles of …well, of everything: my recovery, my writing, the Internet. It’s so easy to connect. It’s also easy to think you’re connecting but really you’re singing in the shower.
Anyway, I recently launched a reader survey, designed to allow me to better connect with you. Yes, you! I will give you a nice gift if you fill it out and share some of your thoughts, ideas, needs, and happies (yes, that is a word) with me.
One of the freebies is a set of my Soul Message cards, downloaded to your computer, that you can print and cut and have in something like 10 minutes.
Preview of Free Soul Message Cards
Here’s the step-by-step of what happens after you complete my 2 minute survey:
And please note, I printed them using the Fast Draft setting because I’m running out of ink.
The other thank you is a copy of my book, Soul Messages, which will look like this when you click on the link:
Pretty much how it looks in print. You can read it on your computer or print it out. It’s about 60 pages, plus or minus.
The survey will be ending soon, so please, do it now. It really only takes 2 minutes. Honest. Also, if you know of anyone who might want either of these freebies, please share the survey link with them.
So What’s the Pithy Take-Away?
Ha! Well, my one goal in life is to be a best selling author. I don’t have to be ashamed to admit that, right? Still, it feels pretty vulnerable to say it. And my one plan for making money is…you guessed it, to write a best selling book (or 10). Those of you who’ve been reading for a while know that about a year ago I up and quit my job so that I could pursue this dream. Now, the field of writing is competitive. It doesn’t matter whether you’re self-published or represented by a publishing house. You still have to produce quality stuff and then get it out to your audience.
Finding that audience is about 90% of my life right now. That’s why I blog. That’s why I give away my books. That’s why I ask you to read and write reviews or give testimonials. That’s why I teach workshops and classes. That’s why I post to Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, and Google +.
What needs to change is that I need to spend 90% of my time writing. (This post was going to be about the miracle of a timer and a notebook, but that will have to wait for perhaps next week.) So, while I hunker down and complete my next project (The Soul Message Workbook!!), I’d like you to share my work with someone you know. This post will be published on my Facebook Soul Messages page, to Twitter, to Linked In and on Google +. Find me in those places and give a shout out that you read this. I’d love to meet you.
The pithy takeaway is that you, my dear reader, count as much as I do here on this blog, in my life, and out there in the big, big, big, big picture (another song,actually!) If each one of my readers shared once, that would be about 600 potential new readers. Just by clicking a button, telling somebody about my blog, forwarding an email, sharing my post somewhere on the Internet, going to my book on Amazon and writing a review, pointing someone else to my Amazon page for physical books, etc., etc., etc., you can make an incredible difference. Easily.
I think you get the point. I love writing for you. All you have to do is complete the circle: read, share, repeat.
Oh, and if you really want a thrill, start giving a Soul Message card to a random person who works hard and hasn’t had a good, honest, kind thing done for them since they woke up today. And when you figure out how to get a picture of their face when they read their message (while still be present to enjoy the moment with them), let me know.
Thanks for reading all the way to the end.