Today I would like to give a warm welcome to chic lit/romance author, Carol Cadoo!
The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
Wait a minute, hold on there; yeah you with the smudge dazed eyes and the crippled fingers. Yes you the one who has dreamed of becoming a writer. You who spent years crying out against the tyrannical society that allowed people with a calling for medicine to make a living at it, or folks who dream of taking a spaceship to the moon to go. Reach for the stars, there is nothing you can’t do; your dreams will make you a success. They get to do what they want when they grow up, they are not considered flakey and lackadaisical they are considered true professionals. In some instances for let’s say Doctors, Lawyers and Computer Wizards their careers define them in the community as well.
While we in the arts are forced to wait tables, dress as a chicken and wave a sign around offering cheap lunch or teach the future of the country. In order to be considered remotely responsible. Well the Kindle has changed all that. I am living this one right now in real time my friends. At the end of the day I feel fantastic my eyes are strained my back is killing me and I drank too much coffee but you know what I am living my dream I am a writer and it is awesome. I get a big lump in my throat because I feel joyous with the process of rewriting. Of course that is on productive days there is always tomorrow to cut open a vein and bleed a little.
So the the world of publishing is changing and I invite you to dig out all those manuscripts’ you thought were only a dream, dust them off, update them to current and start selling your book. It really is that easy don’t hesitate out of fear.
I have one thing to say to the Kindle Haters and here it is so listen up Kindle has as much of chance of replacing paper books as elevators had for replacing stairs, ok it is just not going to happen in this or any other century. There will always be libraries and people will still be able to experience the joy of sorting through a dusty old store looking for the perfect weekend read. Nothing will ever replace the smell of ink and paper, someone should really bottle that scent. But there is limited potential for writers in traditional publishing before it can get printed someone needs to like it and believe in it. Let me qualify this someone other than you. Then as a writer you have to be prepared to compromise, edit and if necessary change your story to fit their guidelines. Where with Kindle you as an artist are empowered with all the decision making of your book the good, the bad and the ugly,
What Kindle has done is let all those waitresses, janitors, chickens, and day laborers live their dream and really isn’t that what is all about anyway. It’s not about becoming famous or making the best seller list although that would be absolutely wonderful it does not need to happen for me to at last be able to call myself a writer. More important than me my mother introduced me to a friend the other day as her daughter Carol the writer, gotta love the Kindle. To quote the great detective Sam Spade in my number one favorite movie the Maltese Falcon when asked what is the Maltese Falcon he looks off in the distance (insert shot of Carol holding Kindle) holding the statue and states “The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of.”
I wish you at least one good read in a hammock on a beautiful autumn day.
Author Déjà vu of Love
Carol is giving away one digital copy of Deja Vu of Love to one reader. To enter, just leave a comment or question on this post for the author and then fill out the rafflecopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!