Today’s the day when Indie Writers get together to ‘...post about Indie Life, find each other, offer support, encouragement, news, hints and anything else that makes life as an indie author a little easier.’
On Monday, I shared what I thought were the top 4 lessons learned in self-publishing. I should probably have saved that for today, but you can check that out here. I’ve been thinking about the following quote since I came across it and hope it offers you encouragement if you’re wondering why you’re on this writing journey.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."- Calvin Coolidge
I’ll also add to Mr. Coolidge’s words. I believe that unswerving perseverance is the key to success. If I had given up when I was told that ‘Jamaica is a hard sell’ and when I though nobody would want to read books written from a Jamaican perspective, I wouldn’t have earned three publishing contracts, nor would I have taken the highway to indie publishing.
Press on, writer friend! Visit the other Indie Lifers here.
Secrets of the Ash Tree. Siv will be on a blog tour from October 7-14. Check out her blog to see where the tour will lead her. Bloggers will be discussing their favourite Norse gods. See the list of participants here.
Freya or Freyja is among the most popular Norse gods. Originally worshipped as the god of fertility, Frey(j)a is also recognized as the goddess of love and beauty. Among other things, Freya is affiliated with war, wealth and death. In battle, Freya is rewarded with the souls of dead warriors. She also has the reputation of being a priestess who taught magic arts to other gods. It is said that she possesses a dress made of feathers which allows her to travel between worlds.
Being a die-hard fan of romance, I came across the goddess Freya ages ago. When I was looking for a publisher for one of my romance novels, I came across Freya’s Bower. My book didn’t exactly fit the erotica/romance books on that website and so I was published through their sister site. My link with my publisher often carries a reminder of Freya. I’m grateful to her for inspiring love stories.
And if you haven’t yet signed up for the Who’s Your Hero? Blogfest, visit the Linky List here. It’s on October 22-24 and all you need to do is write a maximum of 300 words about someone who has inspired you. I’ll be drawing a $10 Amazon Gift Card for participants in the hop.
Thanks for stopping in. How has indie life been treating you? Who's your favourite Norse God? Joining us for the Who's Your Hero Blogfest? Have a great day!