What Are the REAL Odds of Being a Successful Author?

Great advice for all writers.

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I didn’t even consider becoming a writer until 1999 after my father passed away suddenly. Funny how death can make us take a hard look at life, right? Anyway, I recall feeling soooo overwhelmed. I mean my odds of even getting published were about as good as winning the lottery. And the odds of becoming a best-selling author? Well, mathematically speaking, I had a slightly greater chance of being mauled by a black bear and polar bear on the same day.

It was all I could do not to give up before I began.

But, after over 14 years doing this “writer thing,” I have a new perspective. Often it feels like we are the victims of fate, at the mercy of the universe, when actually it is pretty shocking how much of our own destiny we control. The good news is that…

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The Others

Good morning,

Observe others as they enter your space, do help them but also do try to feel the energies that they come with too and if someone’s presences makes you uncomfortable, step away from them.

Have a great day and don’t forget to monitor the energy that surrounds you too and always try to build it to the highest level possible.

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