When I was starting off, I felt a bit like the kid in Dr Suess’ “Oh! the places you’ll go” because I felt purposeful and enthusiastic. I wanted to make a name for myself and thought it could easily be done. Quickly I found that my absent minded enthusiasm was my downfall. For me it was an adventure, something I had never attempted. For the rest of the free thinking world it had all been done before.
“I’m sorry kid but your idea has already been done. We’ve seen everything you’ve got to offer before”
That’s what it felt like. Quickly, like an outlaw of the literary world I started to clutch at straws. I was begging for reviews, looking for a quick way out. I missed something very important in my train of thought. If its all been done before, if the world has seen something like me before then there’s a chance, it (whatever it is) is out there somewhere and will be sympathetic towards me. Logic kicked in and I was right. There were author’s like me out there.
In this abysmal reality we call life, we will come across kindred spirits. Men and Women who relate to our struggle and with no clandestine intentions, help you. My experiences with these lovely people have left me touched and reinvigorated. One of whom I would publicly like to thank is Carolyn Arnold. She is the Author of Ties That Bind and selflessly offered me an author interview. Which she, to this very day, on a regular basis tweets to her many followers. Please visit her website here to see the other wonders she’s written and writing.
You see there are real people out there, treasures, who will help you. This my friends is kinship, friendship at its best and I just want to thank all my internet buddies like Carolyn who helped me and continue to do so. I am on a quest now to find many more. Pull up a chair, let’s get involved.