When people ask, "Do you want to hear the Good News first, or the Bad News?" what do you say? Do you always pick one over the other. Or does it depend on the person or your perception of the information that's about to be delivered?
My Good News last night: I went to my first school event of the year, and my very first Book Fair. I was so excited to be able to display my array of #ElenaRansom books, tshirts, pens, and bookmarks. I took goofy selfies where I was smiling far too much before the fair began.
And then... I waited.
The Bad News: Only 2 families showed for the Book Fair. Two families out of an entire middle school (Feel free to insert your favorite "failure" noise).
After an hour of sitting there, and realizing that the fair might just not happen, I took out my journal and began to pen some notes for Book 6. That's one good thing about this job I do... I can do it literally anywhere.
I'm so tempted to give up. I'm so tempted to resign myself to the fact that a lot of people don't read anymore. In fact, I'm a member of so many writers groups and read hundreds of posts each day from aspiring authors, and I think to myself, "Wow! A lot of people still want to write books, and are writing books. Where are all the readers that we're writing for?"
The bottom line is, I love my story. And that's why I keep writing. Maybe my words will never impact the masses, but for the few that have followed me along this journey, THANK YOU!
Dear Epic Inkers,
I felt out of place as a teen...more than once. But the truth is, we're only as alone as we choose to be. I'm not saying it's easy to make friends or feel connected with people, but don't be discouraged!