Navigating in the literary markets

Hope floats but effort propels.” ― Rob Liano

We speak of hope often,believe with faith we can get there. Yet when we experience rejection for our talents, we condemn ourselves and our misfortune.

No, what are you learning, what have you learned. What is missing, what can you add. The more you fail, the more you’ll learn. It is not wise to set up a tent in hot water, neither is it wise to set up to fail. Yet ask for the whys? What’s missing in your book as a product? Why are they denying you access,look for responses on things like sales, market, then research trends in your genre, utilise kindle spy, or rocket to check out the sales of your competitors. Look at the headlines and the hooks of books that are trending in your niche, who is playing captain in your market place, which authors are selling best, why?what reads, what hooks, look at the promotion for their books, this will both inspire and challenge you.

The Deep

Deep as the ocean
Moist as the soil
How long will you ache
How long will you toil
For things such as this
With devil at your march
Bow and an arrow
Eagerly arched
This is your dream
You must fight
Send those demons
Into that good night
Feel the fear
And take the dive
Don’t let night horrors
Eat you alive.

Countering Fear with Belief

Fear. Fear has stopped many people from accomplishing a dream, those little doubts that dance in and out of our thoughts making us dizzy. https://3a179971hcw6q9fdwimgm8en40.hop.clickbank.net/ Yet what if you did it piece by piece day by day, a bit at a time. What would your fear say then? Fitting every jigsaw piece in little by little, taking the cake a slice at a time. My father said something to me that inspired me he said, it takes many drops of water to make an Ocean. Yet this message states that the ocean itself is possible. Do not conquer and yet condemn,believe in possible things, if men have walked the moon, why not you, why is your vision, your dream so impossible for a universe and a god of such omnipotence. We believe in so many things, let’s take time to embrace fully believing in ourselves. https://3a179971hcw6q9fdwimgm8en40.hop.clickbank.net/

The Defiant Self

It is not who people say you are,but who you are. Mysterious, ambitious,creative,excited, passionate and ready. Life has prepared you through a series of hard work, rejections and slippery denials. You are your tomorrow you seek. It is in the minutes, hours,days months or years you spend doing what your doing. Activating your intellect, tapping into flow. You are in season and the more you do, the more you’ll grow, yet action without a fierce logic and a plan can become a problem for you. What motivates you, is it words of torment planted in your ear like buds, is it a dream towards fulfilment,is it to hear the chorus of validation and cheers from those who  love you? Whatever source is, tap into it, for you are becoming.https://5e498h-6ncy9vlcey8lfhnxed0.hop.clickbank.net/

Practicing Possibility Thinking

Have the mindset of a victor, it may not have happened instantaneously, it requires building blocks. Success is about strategy and timing, it is about taking the time to learn and being committed to your goal. You are your passion. Embrace it. You are the vision you seek, it will take intensive work, restructuring and regrouping, but a time will come where you will see all your hard work has paid off. It is not about competing with others, or comparing yourself to them. Your journey is different, your goals are different, your tasks are different. Believe in more than your potential, take action. It could be a phonecall today, a text message, a letter or even an email, whatever it is let the universe know your making a contribution. People who are in the process of becoming, are at times addicted to their goals, driven, focussed, ambituos. In life there are no guarantees but one person you can always count on is yourself, you are a visionary, you are a go getter, and your allowed to believe in possibilities.

The obstacle is the way

I’m currently reading the obstacle is the way, and I find it is great literature to get yourself out of a piteous slump. As a writer there are days when depression slopes into your skin, tiptoeing along your bones and turning them to sand. You want to, but sometimes you think to yourself man I can’t. The obstacle is often ourselves. We may not be content but we haven’t experienced enough pain to propel us forward, I’ve said this many a time. Use something to push you, to propel you forward. Maybe your work lacks excitement, or you simply hate the job, maybe it’s too systematic for you, or your dealing with something as complex as a broken heart. Or even better you can visualise your arch nemesis grinning as you fail, so maybe you just want to wipe the smirk off their face. So wipe it off, imagine the look on their faces when you do accomplish your goal, imagine how disheartened they’ll be, they did everything to sabotage you, and now here you are, tasks completed, goal accomplished, message announced, don’t come for this one. Just visualise it , I promise you it will feel real good.

Sparks Of Self

Life can be chaos, carnage, yet we are all born with an inner strength. A light where the shadows are charcoal, a blanket for hollow walls. Knock twice and the infinite door of the mind shall be opened, a tomb of skeletoned ideas that can impact your world and the pursuit of your dreams. I forever am asking a former self, how I can evolve, become better, reach a brighter plateau of existence. Strength is not simply a smile where there is no chaos, sometimes we find strength when there’s mutiny within. When we’re conflicted, when we’re desperately seeking passage and accommodation in a peaceful place. Do not punish yourself for old mistakes, and if you have made an err in judgement, a real apology is from the heart. You must first apologise to your best of friends, the reflection in the looking glass. It houses the soul, and many times our souls need communication. Talk it out with someone positive to get an unbiased perspective, and when your ready to move on make a promise, take a bold step. You are exploring a different realm of the self and unloading all the negative emotions you’ve hoarded, one heartbeat at a time. You are unplugging from the fuse box, there will be sparks.

FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION

We all have them, faces that thrive upon seeing us fail. People who have polluted their lives and their own options with their own self contempt, that there is no option for them,in their minds, simply to grit their teeth and his at what were becoming. I’ll say it once and I’ll say it twice, it is not your job to fix all the broken souls in the world. People who mentally crucify themselves with their own poor choices and judgement, then unleash hell unto you. You are nobodys punching bag. Your journey is different , your soul needs healing. In life as writers and facilitators of our own script,as we tap into a greater more infinite self,there will be trials. There will be obstacles. Those obstacles leave you with your own sense of trauma, each time, you need to call collect to the spirit, and the guardian for a top up just to survive the frey. Yet we are warriors still, triumphant in our stance,magnificent in our journey, never let anyone still your armour.That armour is your self esteem, the ability to infuse mind with ideas that leap out at us, and provide the source for our pens. Use your mind, it is part of your shield and the pulse of your armour. As a creative it is your gem.

METHOD TO YOUR MADNESS

It never stops does it. I was thinking about the anxiety we experience when it comes to our work, the fear of not being good enough, worthy enough, or sharp enough to execute. Everybody goes through it.It is a ear of two selves. The hardest thing to do is believe in something you cannot see yet, whilst the rest of the world, thrash at you with their commentary, and looks of disappointment. You must have tunnel vision at all times, this is not their vision, it’s yours. This is not their passion it’s yours, it’s your promise to yourself. Have a schedule and execute daily, believe in your potential, even if your talking to yourself on the street challenging your mind, you must be able to talk yourself into success. You must be able to facilitate new habits that will get you to where you need to get to. There is a difference between wishing upon a star, a dream and having a method.

LEAP TO FAITH

It’s with faith we do things, we take risks that there is no guarantee will pay off. No guarantee you will land on solid ground once you leap into the air blind, yet thrust yourself you must. Trust yourself you must. It is madness when we leap blind not to trust the self. I was thinking today about all the time i had to take a risk on myself, seeing the dream that others could not see, touching it, feeling it, enveloping myself in it. There were days when I felt like backing down, when the put downs of others kept me alienated from my highest self, wishing that I could be, or think like everybody else. It lasted but aminute, and I returned to seeing what I saw with my vision untainted. Channeling the wisdom and the faith that had planted itself deep within, like a stubborn seed, angry to be removed. My dreams gave me a voice, they fueled my hunger, they held my hand as I leapt ungracefully a stumbling gazelle in the mist of my own imagination. I tell you now, as I said to myself in journals, letters, on dictaphones, at least try and fail, then learn and grow. At least develop, at least challenge yourself and at least believe in your potential.

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