Thursday, October 11, 2012

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.

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

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  2. 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!

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

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

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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

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  4. 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! :)

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

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

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

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  6. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. 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! :)

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    1. 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.

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

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

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

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