With out fail, every time I ask a co-worker of mine how he is doing I get the same answer, “It’s a dog eat dog world, and I am wearing Milk Bone underwear.” His answer always makes me laugh, but it also makes me sad.
I am used to working in corporate America. Sadly, for the most part, the majority of people are beyond competitive, they are almost ruthless. They will do pretty much anything to get ahead, looking out for number one. Themselves.
It is a hard lesson to realize and learn. But you do. You stop being disappointed in people’s behavior, instead you come to expect these actions.
While I published my book,DANGLED CARAT , I didn’t know what to expect of fellow authors. What would they be like? Would they be fiercely competitive too? Would they only care about the rankings of their books?
I have to say, I feared the worst….
And man was I wrong! I have been completely blown away by the compassion and the generosity of all the authors I have come in contact with! Each and everyone is willing to share with a newbie the hard and sometimes painful lessons that they learned. They are there to help you celebrate your successes. And when you need a shoulder to cry on, when the the fear and frustration gets more than you think you can bear, they are there too. They are eager to join forces to organize, host, and donate their books for giveaways. They do this not only to build awareness for their books, but to also build awareness for the books of their peers. After all, by introducing readers to new stories, and new writers, everyone wins. Because really, all that truly matters in the end is that a reader can escape reality for a while and get lost a book… and then another and another…
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