May 20, 2010

The Fun Side of Writing

You finally got that publishing contract! At long last you hold the fulfillment of your dreams in your hot little hands! Watch what happens next.

Thank you, Kelly and Warren, for sharing this hysterical look at the real writing life!



Miss Sandy said...

Too funny but all too true! I recently saw a young woman sitting at a card table in the front of our local bookstore asking everyone who walked in if they would like to buy her book. Sadly most people just ignored her and walked on by. I stopped at her table to ask her some questions about her book and to offer her a little encouragement. She was very animated and passionate about her writing. I did buy her book and asked her to sign it, not because I was interested in the topic or the writing was that compelling but because I felt a little nudge in my heart to offer her a little encouragement at the coast of $9.99, a small price to pay to support someones dream. I gave her a hug and told her that I admired her courage to pursue her dream and she just beamed. Obviously I can't do this for every author at every table in every bookstore but I knew the Lord was prompting me to this time. I donated the book to our local library where it can be enjoyed by others. My point is that even if you don't buy a book from someone at a signing, it never hurts to offer them a little encouragement.

Cassandra Frear said...

I am not sure what to do with this. Yes it's funny, but it's also depressing.

Maybe I should re-think this writing thing. Looks like a waste of time.

Bonita said...

Oh, no, it's never a waste of time! It's not the numbers that matter anyway, it's the obedience to God. If only one person reads it, but it's the one person that He wants to read it then that's what matters.

Granted, I don't want these kind of signings either, but I don't want this to dissuade you from trying.

Cassandra Frear said...

Of course, you are right, dear friend.

My comment was meant wryly. I mean, isn't this every writer's nightmare -- that there are no readers?

I mean, it's funny, but it pinches, too.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I thought you were trying to ENcourage writers, not DIScourage them! Haha thanks a lot!

~~~Ann-Marie Boyles~~~ said...

I just wanted to say I love your blog! I am new to writing and I'll take any encouragement I can find. Thanks for being honest and down to earth. I agree one hundred percent about the Lord leading you to write. My husband and I are in the process of self-publishing our first book. We pray for the success of the book, but we have said from the beginning that if even one person is reached for the Lord, it will be a success.

Thanks again for the encouragement and God bless you,

Ann-Marie Boyles