During her slam poetry performance last night, Cristin O’Keefe Apotowicz shared strong words of encouragement with aspiring authors, poets, and general writers. Her number one advice was to self-publish and just get your work out there. That is what she did in college; she made friends with Kinkos and her backpack, selling the individual copies of her self-published worked.
What fantastic motivation! Her advice has really encouraged me to continue writing in hopes to finish a piece that I will be ready to self-publish. Possibly, even with the last piece I postedA Career in Radio. I believe I have exhausted those five sections and it is time to expand outward, add more, and continue with my “soundtrack” idea. I would love to be able to call that piece finished and start printing out copies to share with my friends, fellow peers, and even favorite authors (Apotowicz suggestion as well). I would just be satisfied with the satisfaction of a hardbound finished piece, which is why I fell in love with her advice.
And speaking of advice, I was very excited to find out today that Nubby Twiglet answered of few questions of my own. She is one of my favorite graphic designers and I follow her blog on the daily for constant inspiration (she, and a handful of other female bloggers really encouraged me to start my own blog), so it brought a smile to my face to see she reached out to me to help me along. You can find my letter and plea for advice in her Ask Nubby #43 post. Also please check out her site, NubbyTwiglet.com, for even more advice, inspiration, and design.
Of course, I am even more motivated now to continue with the plans and goals I have made. And one of the first ones will be this blog! It is in need of better structure and more TLC. So hopefully by the end of next week I will have everything sorted out, and I will be blogging on the daily! Can’t wait!