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Author Perks

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Last summer, I had a Facebook series called “Author Problems” and it highlighted all the ‘issues’ we authors have as we go on our literary journeys.  Well, this summer I thought I would give my two cents of positivity and do a series called “Author Perks.”  It outlines all the great things/benefits that come with being a writer.  Here’s the complete list that was posted over the last few months.


Author Perks:

1.    Telling people you’re an author sounds super cool when people ask you what you do.  ;)


2.     The writing process: It truly is a love/hate relationship, but once you’ve mastered yours, the rewards are very satisfying.


3.    Book signings, appearances, interviews! There is such a thrill when it comes to getting your name out there.


                                               (cheap plug)



4.    Meeting fans of your work.  It’s fun to have discussions about something that came out of my brain.  And the “I actually have fans” part is a jumbo plus.





5.    Positive feedback is always exhilarating to receive.  Especially those 4 and 5 star reviews. Negative feedback can also be a blessing; it drives you to work harder and do better.




6.    Writing is like your own literary garden.  Seeds planted at the start grow and flourish into beautiful flowers at the end.


7.    Let’s face it, I have so many more friends than most people.  Okay, okay, the majority of them aren’t real, but still….  I’m never alone.  There’s always a conversation in my head, or potential plotlines swirling in my subconscious.


8.    Holding your finished book for the first time!  The second best thing to giving birth.


9.    Dreams are more active and music touches you differently.


    10.  Writing is CHEAP THERAPY!  My parents and husband should be thanking me for all the money I've saved them over the years!  :)


    11.    It’s fun to have a secret, special world.


    12.   I love playing literary GOD!  I can create or destroy in a matter of sentences. 




    13.  There’s a certain amount of “local celebrity” that comes with the title!





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