Win a National best Selling Book with an Autograph in it!
Before I share the next post, I want to remind you that I have 10 copies of The Shack, written by William Paul Young. He autographed all of them, and even added a personal note. The book has been # 1 on the New York Times top ten books list for over 40 weeks.
You have a chance to win one!! It is very simple: Just go over to the icon on the right sidebar that says, “Sign up for my free newsletter,” click on it and put in your email address. Everyone who subscribes will have a chance to win an autographed book by one the hottest authors on the planet right now.
That is not all!! For every person you get to subscribe to the newsletter, you will receive another chance to win. So if you get 20 people to subscribe, you will have 21 chances to win.
The way I will know that you had people subscribe is for you to send me all the email addresses of the people you had sign up. I will check my list, and if they are there you will get credit. So get out there and find as many people as you can. The book with the author’s autograph in it will be a real collector’s item.
Now for my thoughts of the day…..
The times we live in are hard at best:
There are adult married couples moving back in with their parents.
People with a PH-D’s work in a place that you wear name tags for the customers to see.
Many small businesses are going under.
Our economy is on the edge of a depression.
People are losing their homes.
I could go on, but I think that is enough negative thoughts for now. What can we do to make it through the muck and mire?
We can put everything into perspective. Yes, we are in hard times, but there are nations where the people do not even know where their next meal will come from. There are people in other countries that make our homeless numbers look like a drop in the famous bucket. There are people in other countries, that do not any freedoms at all. They can’t even own a Bible let alone read it.
I know….so what!!! I have to agree with you 100%. SO WHAT???
Because we need to put everything into perspective. My favorite word starting with “p” is not peanuts. ( I love peanut butter!!) It is persevere. Webster’s Dictionary says persevere means: “To persist in pursuing something in spite of obstacles or opposition.” Pretty strong word right?
We persevered through the “Great Depression,” and prospered again. We later persevered, through a recession, and prospered again.
This may not be a good time to be optimistic, but….. Webster’s dictionary says optimism means: “A tendacy to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions.” We have events and conditions that are tough right now, but we need to face the storm, and keep walking forward. We are a strong nation, and we can weather any storm that comes our way. It seems like times like this always brings out the best in each of us.
Let it start with you!
* Again, I want to thank Randy Ingermanson for his support, and advice. Much of the looks and ideas of this site are through his suggestions. I highly recommend you go to his site and see some of his “gorilla marketing” ideas if you have a website. He has to be the marketing guru of this planet. Just go to: http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/blog and you will see not only ideas for marketing, but formulas for writing very good fiction. He will also knock you over with some very funny comments. Randy has won several Christy Awards for his books. The Christy Award is given to the top Christian book of the year in each catagory.