Up until now, my blogs have mainly been about me. Of course they are, I can hear you say, that's what blogs are for. As a budding writer, and an avid reader, my likes, dislikes and central focus has been myself.
The success of my second novel, although small to some, has changed my attitude a little. I find that it's time to start taking this writing lark seriously, and I have recognised now that without the help of others, who have supported me and shared my links, twittered, shared and blogged my posts, and been there for me, behind the scenes, it's doubtful that my book would have been seen beyond my friends on facebook, and my family.
Networking and supporting others is what it's all about. A friend in my writers group has a saying, 'We have two hands. One for helping ourselves and one for helping others.' And how true that statement is. So that's what I aim to do.
In the coming weeks I'll be on a blog tour, which I hope will widen my reader base and make me some new friends along the way. I'm also hoping it will be a lot of fun, as the interview I had yesterday was. I forgot to mention my interview didn't I? Well, here it is... My Interview
I will be dedicating this blog to others now and again in the coming months, as a reminder that without other people, most of us would never get off the ground at all.
So, widen your perspective, search beyond your boundaries, and reach for the stars. You never know what you can achieve if you just say yes to that scary 'something' that's offered to you out of the blue. Share your experiences, and offer to help where you can, as you never know when something good is going to happen. A lot has happened to me as a writer in the last week or so, and I've decided to enjoy the ride, while it lasts. (if it lasts)
I think I need to go to bed, before I start waxing philosophical about something inappropriate. Seriously though, I'm not getting ahead of myself, I'm just suddenly starting to get 'it'. The reasons, the focus, the outcomes, and the help needed.
Goodnight, and please feed the fish on your way out. Thanks.