Monday, 24 March 2014

What Authors can learn from the Great Law…

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In a nutshell, here’s the rule to the Great Law: If you do what other successful authors do, over and over again, nothing can stop you from eventually enjoying the same rewards that they do. But if you don’t do what successful authors do, nothing can help you.

So, success is not an accident. Sadly, failure is not an accident either. You succeed, over and over, until these behaviors become a habit. Likewise, you fail if you don’t do what successful authors do. In either case, nature is neutral. Nature does not take sides. Nature doesn’t care. What happens to you is simply a matter of law—the law of cause and effect.

In Buddhism it is simply stated: Good deeds bring good results. Bad deeds bring bad results. Your own deeds bring your own results. Easy-peasy, right? Well, not so easy for many of us wanna-be bestsellers. But, if you want to be the kind of writer you desire to be, then start by following what your ‘role model’ author does, and over time and effort, you’ll reach the same heights as he or she or they have. It’s not a quick rich scheme. It’s not even a plan for being an overnight success. It’s a hard and messy and nerve wracking journey. And it’s WORTH it, if that’s where you’re heading. I hope to see you on the road less traveled in the near future!

Who are some of your ‘role model’ authors? What are you doing that they’re doing? Cheers! 

14 comments:

  1. Truer words have never been written. Act professional to be professional. Great post, Sharon!

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    1. Thanks, Alan! And believe me, you certainly put a lot of good stuff out there! Cheers!

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  2. I've been in this business for quite a while, but you've opened my eyes to new ideas. Thanks for the post, Sharon.

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    1. Hugs, Sloane. It's that what comes around goes around kind of mentality I have! LOL! Thank you for your ongoing support!

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  3. So all my good deeds have been a complete waste of time? All that blogging and judging and editing? Stuff it all. From now on I'm going to be an uncooperative bitch.

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    1. ROTFLMAO! Vonnie, you're too darned good to go bad! Thanks for the giggle and support!

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  4. I know this is true but sometimes it is hard to keep plugging away. I am a big believer in what comes around goes around and articles like this remind me. Thanks!

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    1. My pleasure, Darlene! Happy thoughts and positive actions will get you far! Cheers!

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  5. Great post Sharon! It helped keep me focused today! ;)

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    1. And that's a GOOD thing, Lisa! Cheers for all your support!

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  6. Hey Sharon, I think the journey is more of a rollercoaster than a big wheel. One day you whizz up the Amazon charts then gradually slide down and down until the next sale. Then you get a 5 star review and your mood is full of sunshine . The the next week you get a 1 star battering and wonder why you bother ! Enjoyed the blog .

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    1. So true, Susan! A roller coaster would have been a good choice too. The trick in this business is to keep positive and persevere. Hugs!

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  7. This is a great post, Sharon. Very true and quite to the point. Thanks for the reminder. :)

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    1. You're very welcome, Monique! Now get going on those good deeds! LOL!

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