Thursday, October 11, 2012 | By: Angela Brown

Why We Dream

Taking the dive into self-publishing wasn't something taken lightly by Gwen or myself.  But it was a choice we both believed in.

A dream we both believed in.  Today, we're stopping at Meradeth Houston's blog, Write Stuff.  But I wanted to share something that can be enjoyed by writers, readers and music lovers.

I cried when I visited Ellen Oh's blog and watched these two videos sharing what recently happened for indie band Monsters Calling Home.  Not a bad cry.  A cry familiar with those who dream and find joy in seeing the dreams of others come true as well.  Please stop here and check it out.

25 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Just came from Meradeth's blog!

Angela Brown said...

I saw your comment about your "odd" experience. That was creepy *shudder* Thanks for checking our our stop at Meradeth's blog :-)

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

It's a risky business no matter whther you self pub or not.But good for you for taking the self pub route and good luck with the book!

Angela Brown said...

Thank you so much, Pat. It's a big decision but I'm glad to take this chance.

shelly said...

Know what you mean. I'm getting ready to launch my first book this way.

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

Angela Brown said...

Cool, Shelly. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help :-)

Chantele Sedgwick said...

I think it's great to follow a dream and get your book out there, no matter how you're published. Congrats to you!! Can't wait to read it! :)

Julie Dao said...

Congrats on following your dream and seeing it flourish! It takes risk and dedication!

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Chantele. And I've got a certain book with your name on it that I can't wait to read as well :-)

Angela Brown said...

It's been great, Julie. Definitely been a wonderful, though a little nervous, experience.

Heather said...

It is a dream worth pursuing and the success of others can be so motivating! I'm off to check out the videos and your post!

Theresa Milstein said...

What a big step for the two of you. I wish you luck.

Angela Brown said...

I hope you enjoy the videos. They really touched my heart.

Gwen Gardner said...

I just watched the music video in the Honda - they are very talented! I'm really happy they got noticed in a big way.

Angela Brown said...

Thank you, Theresa. Much appreciated.

Angela Brown said...

I'm so happy too. Really cool to see this happen for them.

Lynda R Young said...

popping on over...

Angela Brown said...

Cool beans.

Anonymous said...

Angela,
So glad you took the dive. I am loving me some Basil...and I don't mean the herb. ;-)

Angela Brown said...

LOL! So glad you're enjoying him :-)

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

I think it's great that you took the reins in your own hands and achieved your dream on your own terms. I hope you'll keep us apprised of how it's going - whether you're getting sales numbers and ranks you feel good about, what marketing ideas are working best for you, etc. We all have a lot to learn. Meanwhile, I continue to enjoy NEVERLOVE when I should be working! :)

Angela Brown said...

LOL!! Well I'm glad you're enjoying Neverlove :-) I'd say get back to work but I want you to KEEP enjoying it.

There is so much to share regarding this self-publishing process thus far that I would be happy to share things along the way.

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

It is a lot of hard work, no matter which publishing way we go. But what matters most is that we follow our dream :-)

C.M.Brown said...

Self-publishing is a worthwhile endeavor, congratulations to both you and Gwen!

Sophia Chang said...

lol Glad you liked MCH's story - I cried too but mostly b/c I know them

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