Returning to active duty:

In other words, if you ARE a Writer – Act like one!!Aguis quote

Good advice, especially if you’ve lost some time to surgeries as I have over the past two months. I have had a lot of positive response to my debut novel Life Song: An Irish Odyssey. It’s been said that many writers never sell more than 50 books on average. Don’t you just love statistics?? Of course, you have to keep in mind that a 0.01% is considered statistically significant. Must we let that daunt us, my fellow writers??

Well, there appears an antidote to that statement. It is simply this: write because you love to do it and YOU have a stories to tell. The lovely writers who use this platform to publish their thoughts inspire me to continue, as well. I’ve also read advice that encourages us to take the risks.  More than one genre intrigues me, and I have a penchant to write children and young adult tales. Fortunately, I have some story starts that I will be working on in the coming weeks. I entered my first two contests last year and they were supportive and encouraging, despite my not being a first (or second) place contender. So, yup, the best thing to do is just sit down and get more good stuff cranked out.

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