“Artists are people who are not at all interested in the facts—only in the truth. You get the facts from outside. The truth you get from inside.” --Ursula K. LeGuin

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Ha--It's Grass-Roots, Don't You Love it?

An aside: This blog went blank for a couple of days until a nice lady fixed it for me. I changed to a dot com, and it came up www.thebestdamnwriterbloggerontheblock.com Guess I will keep it.  I wanted "blog" not "blogger. "  On top of that I declared I would post a motivational snippet each day on the side bar. Wham-o! the site went down. In Hawaii we thought it was Pele who jerked us around. Did she follow us, or is there a joker in Oregon as well?

Sometimes the Universe just tests our resolve.

Now onto the blog.

We want the freedom to work when we want, where we want. We want out writing to help people, to inspire them, to change them from the inside out. It's a modest dream, a dream that deserves to come tyrue, and yet a part of you might be wondering...
Will it?
--Jon Morrow

I can relate to that.

How about you?

I was sitting here in front of my computer about to have a pitty-party when good old Zig Zigler’s words popped into my head. “You can get what you want by helping other people get what they want.”

You know we hear enough negativism in the world, and for writers to hear that publishers lose money on 70% (I think that is old statistics) of all books they publish you wonder why in the world you would ever enter that field. But then, why not?

Who are you to limit yourself? Let the publishing industry take care of themselves. And pretty much, writers have taken their successes into their own hands--with self-publishing, so much so that publishing houses have begun self-publishing programs--for which they charge of course.  Bloggers took their own successes into their own hands too, by writing what they wanted and saying what they wanted. Ha--it's grass-roots, don't you just love it? It happened with Natural Childbirth.  It happened with the hippy movement where men and women alike wore jewelry and grew their hair. It happened with co-op foods offering good wholesome organic foods. And what happened? Grocery stores began copying. Now grocery stores have organic produce, organic this, organic that. I love organic. Let's have organic writing.

Why do you, you writers of all people, you who ought to be your own routing section, think you aren't good enough?

Good Lord, you got yourself born--that was your first success, anything beyond that is icing on your bare behind.

Stop comparing yourself to others.

I think we need a Zig Zigler day. He was one of the most optimistic people I have ever heard, and the one who said, “Motivation doesn’t last, but neither does bathing. That’s why we do it every day.”

I think we ought to pop onto this page The Best Damn Writer’s Blog on the Block--bookmark it, copy the address, sign in and I will send you a notice. I don't care. I'm not forcing email sign-ups. Lord in heaven I have more passwords than I can handle, I'm not going to impose any on anyone else. Just come along and get a dose of motivation daily. 

I need it. Do you? 

You can look up your own, contribute here, or just take your daily dose. It will be easy to swallow, I promise.

Now, go out and do it.

Rantings from Jo

P..S. For a direct email to me copy and paste JDwritersblog@gmail.com. I am tired of all the rig-a-mo-role of sign ups. That way it will go directly into my ebox. I would like to hear what you are up to. Is there any way I can help?