Saturday, November 01, 2008


You have accomplished what many rarely do--you've published your book. That took dedication and perseverance- that took a lot of stick-to-it-iveness! I am thrilled for you.

Will one of you be the next Michael Crichton, JK Rowlings, or will you make your own path to something even better? Michel Crichton won Emmy and Peabody Awards plus a host of others, he sold over 100 million copies of his book translated into 30 languages. Twelve of those books were made into movies and he directed 7 of them. He is the only person to ever have the #1 book, movie and television show in the U.S. all at the same time. He says "Books aren't written--they are rewritten..."

That's something to shoot for. How do you get there? You enter contests with your book, you market and promote as often and as hard as you can. You join others to bolster yourself and them - you link, you chat, you send out press releases. You are the first one on the floor (as Michael Jordon says) and the very last one to leave. You practice, practice, practice or in our case--market, market, market.

Finding readers, loyal fans, family, friends it's all a part of the world we are in and all hoping to be the next "overnight" success. "Fake it until you make it," says my sister. Well, here we are--hear us roar! We are authors! Whether we are once published or multi-published we ARE and you should be proud of your accomplishments. Congratulations! Celebrate and then get back to those keyboards and write the next best-seller!

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