It's late in the evening, when I should be writing, instead, I'm watching TV. More specifically, I'm watching America Ninja Warrior. An amazing name for a show that has neither ninjas or warriors. If you've never watched the show, it's based on six to ten obstacles that a participant must master to win or go on to the next round of the competition. I enjoy it, because no matter what you did last week, last year or how hard you train, when the starting gong sounds your chance for success hinges on what you're doing at the moment. Women compete right alongside and against men and perform just as well.
How does this have anything to do with writing? Relax, I'll make the connection momentarily. This last season of America Ninja Warrior, aired the summer of 2021, showed an amazing competition between veteran athletes and rookie participants still in High School. Did you read that right? Yes. Veteran athletes with five years or more experience in this competition competing against fifteen and sixteen-year-olds.
Can you imagine Tom Brady playing against athletes that competed at the high school level the previous season?
Are you so busy tooting your own horn, that you forget to help out other authors? I make it a point to recommend books, written by other authors, that I enjoy reading. I message my frineds and social media accounts. There are a lot of great writers and great novels available in the world today. Why not share when you find a great read.
That's one of the reasons I created the Great Reads section of my website. Let's help these authors get a little more exposure. I have a friend, author, Joan H Young,
Alyssa / Melissa from the Deliverability Defined podcast from ConvertKit
I was listening to a podcast the other day called Deliverability Defined. If you want to use newsletters for your marketing efforts, I recommend you add this podcast to your playlist. I'm not here today to sell you on this podcast, but something more important that was said in the podcast that will help you as a writer.
One of the women on the show was talking about two friends she had that each decided on a course of action as creatives. They both started at the same time and were in a similar creative space. One friend would post on a social network and send out emails randomly and irregularly, and the other creative was consistent and regular with her approach.