Fear and Moaning in Burbank – (Ya gotta have faith)

I made a trip to Barnes and Noble yesterday to buy some children’s books for a local politician’s book drive.
I usually do my book buying at a local independent or online, but I was in a hurry picking up the books during lunch for an event that evening.
I walked into the large holiday themed store and was confronted by stacks of best sellers, 40% off of this, picture books, calendars, and celebrity bios. On my way to the children’s section I passed by more and more titles.
After buying my books, I wandered some more. Hundreds, thousands of titles surrounded me. There were entire rows of Stephen King and JK Rowling and James Patterson.
I felt short of breath. My eyes glazed over. How could I be so bold to think i could get one of my books wedged between these behemoths, gifts and classics? Even it if I did get a copy of my work inside, who would find it?
Driving away, sanity returned. So did a little hope. I am not competing with Stephen King or F Scott Fitzgerald, or Harry Potter.
I am writing books that I believe will bring some entertainment (my fiction) and or helpful advices (the 3by3 Writing Method).
If I get lost in the shuffle, that is the risk I take as a writer.
After all, you can’t win, if you don’t play the game.
Hey, count me in.

About 3by3 writing method

The author of 12 books, half of them textbooks, two novels and three self help. has struggled with his challenges of completion, distractions, plotting and writers block. Finally after getting stopped I stopped and analyzed what was going on and spent a lot of introspection, research and reading trying to locate the source of these issues. The result of was the 3by3 writing method - a three step program to start and then continue the process of completing a story all the way to publication.
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1 Response to Fear and Moaning in Burbank – (Ya gotta have faith)

  1. sfbell09 says:

    Bravely said. I try to kept a positive outlook but occasionally feel like the walls are rising high above and are about to tip inward.

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