Those of you who are writers yourselves know it can be long, arduous road to publication, with lots of bumps and bruises along the way. But it helps it to stop and smell those proverbial roses along the way. Celebrate, if only in a minor way, the nice little moments. Don't just whizz by them while running toward the next major hurdle -- stop and appreciate them. Smile at them. Inhale deeply. Remind yourself it's not all potholes and skinned egos.
The roses I'm stopping to smell today:
|Click here to go peek inside.
I love the "look inside" feature at Amazon! I do it all the time with other people's books. It's fun. The next best thing to being in a brick and mortar store and fondling the book itself. And now it can be my book other people are virtually fondling!
(Hey, like I said, it's the little things...)
The second rose I'm smelling is the Giveaway at GoodReads. Tor has put ten copies of In a Fix up for grabs. You can enter (it's easy--just click the "Enter" button there) up until Aug. 10th. There's even a nifty countdown feature. Click here if you want to see it. And, yannoh, enter. (Hey, you could get a FREE COPY. That way, if you think it sucks, at least you didn't spend your hard-earned money on it.)
If you can't decide if you want to enter to win a free copy, you can always go look inside first. ;)
What little things in life have you smelled--er, appreciated--lately?