Everyday is DAY ONE!
Why? You may ask, why should I treat everyday as day one? Well.... Because day one is when we are at our best, (at least in my world). Think of Day one of a new job, a new diet, a new activity period, it is when you try the hardest, put on your best face and it is when you feel the most positive. Anything is possible on Day One.
This is my new approach to life in general but more specifically to my career as an author, because to be honest that is what I am aiming for. When I started writing so many...many years ago it was for the pleasure of it. It was my escape from a realm that I didn't want to face. These worlds/lands/new existences were my way of saying..."Screw you world!" I, for one, wrote for the pleasure of writing. I can't say I was big on sharing the ideas and thoughts that floated from my mind to the page (INTROVERT). There are so many notebooks, filled with works that I will never share with the world. But that is my choice. When I decided to finally publish, it was more of a personal challenge, a way to face a fear head on. I can't say that I honestly thought it would be something I would do forever. No money in writing, starving artist...blah de blah. But the more I write, publish and hear feedback, the more I know that this is what I want...so what does that mean?
It means I have to become a lot more serious about spreading the word about ME. I have to face and conquer yet another fear. Writing about myself (as hard as it may be sometimes) is one thing...talking (verbally, I mean) about myself...an entirely different world. When I talk about myself I feel like I am experiencing my own personal earthquake and my entire body is trembling. I also feel like the world can see and hear this happening. But after a few recorded interviews I realize that its all internal. SOOO.... this is one of the things I have put on my list. To get interviews and talk about ME. And not just in interviews, in life. I see the people who have no problem with speaking out about what they do at any given moment and I tell myself I can never be so bold. But it isn't bold...its business and that is the side of this that I need to amp up if I really want to continue to do this on a long term basis.
Everyday is Day One... So Day One I will speak about myself, bold an proud-like. I will hunt down the sales and the chances to be heard and I will show off my work because it deserves to be shown. I believe in myself and my work, if I don't show that...who will?
And so it begins....
Join me March 8th for one many chances to talk about ME and my work when I am interview by G.P.A(Greatest Poet Alive) Mr. James Gordon.