Saturday, April 7, 2012
This is what music can do for the human soul. The same goes for reading great works. The human psyche has a wonderful connection to the creative arts. It can't be explained completely in scientific terms. However, scientists do know that the connection exists. Music Therapy is a career where music is used to help the mentally or physically challenged. I find that music, art and reading opens up something inside me. When exposed to great works, I find my own creativity sparked. Anyone who has a passion understands the symbiotic relationship between the passion and the soul. Here's to music and all the creative arts! May the world live its passion and give up its destruction. Love, not hate is what makes the world go 'round!
Monday, April 2, 2012
The free book promotion was a great success! I made it to #2 on Amazon's best selling children's science & nature books. Sure it was free but it isn't easy getting people from all over to download enough to make it to the top. Giving your book away for free has its advantages. You garner interest in your writing. You get people, who would otherwise not read your work, to actually read your work. I met other authors on the list. I made contact with an agent and met tons of new readers. Hopefully the new contacts will mean future books sales. Regardless, it was a learning experience. Obviously you wouldn't want to give away new books. This book, however, has been out long enough to merit a free give away. Also, the second book in the series will be out soon and I wanted to introduce the public to the story line. The one thing I've learned about the whole literary business is to never give up. That is, assuming, it is your passion. Whatever it is that makes life worth living, follow it. Because that's what its all about, isn't it? Living life to the fullest and following your passions.