Hi everyone. I’m just going to talk today a little bit about the importance of keeping a journal if you want to be a writer. The reason I say that is I think it’s through journaling that I really found my voice as a writer, and I think that’s reflected in modern times on blogs, people blog to find their voices, so that’s my speculation anyway. People are just more open about sharing stuff now online than back in the days when I kept a journal and it was meant to be for me. Although I did as part of a class keep a journal, which is why I’m, I’m suggesting doing it. It’s kind of like, okay, I learned from doing it and you can learn from doing it too. But I think the reason I wanted to talk about this also, I had the opportunity to basically do an informational interview with two students at the University of Maryland.
This is actually the closest thing I have to a holiday/end-of-the-year message for you all.
I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions, unless you happen to want to change when a new year comes. So change, already. Right? 🙂
Hi. Well, I was going to read you more out of my journals, but I seem to have misplaced them in the mess in my office. So I’m just going to tell you what happened in 2011, I think it was end of 2011.
I started to notice things that Amazon was doing that really disturbed me in the sense that Bezos was buying up all these companies.
This one is called “Exaggerated Success: Part One.” After I published my second book under my newly formed publishing imprint, I continued to be astonished at how well the book managed to sell throughout the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011. In fact, both books were selling like hotcakes.
Hey, you know something? I’m just gonna read from my journals a little bit. I don’t know if I’ve done this one already. It’s called “How I Pictured It.” Well, that’s the title I put at the top.