...But perhaps, just perhaps,
there is one widow out there reading my words,
feeling as I felt.
If so, and my words reach you,
dear one reader,
then that justifies and validates both of us.
--From A Gift of Love
If you give a writer a pen, she'll ask for a piece of paper.
Then she'll want a desk and a chair, and a lamp, and a hanging ivy plant, and a laptop, and a laser jet printer, and a cabin in the woods.
She'll write. She'll write a lot.
One day she'll write a book.
Then she'll want an editor, and an agent, and a publisher, and a publicist, and a secretary, and a book coach, and a book consultant, and a magic wand, and a gunnysack filled with fairy dust.
After awhile, she'll ignore the stigma. She'll self-publish her book.
Because she made a promise, and a promise, is a promise, is a promise ... .
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna
A Gift of Love
P. S. Going to Super Bowl XLVIII? Call me. I'd love to do your interview.
Today's Writing Quote:
Writing isn't about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it's about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own, as well. It's about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy? Okay. Getting happy. --Stephen King
Today's Writing Tip:
Be true to yourself.
Linda Della Donna is author of A Gift of Love, available everywhere. Ask for it at your local bookseller store.
|A little house that speaks to me.|