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[Season One, Entry Two] It felt like ages passed since Daniel entered the line. The stream of silent souls marched onward without anyone even attempting contact or even acknowledging anyone else. Daniel wondered if they, like him, were lost in their own thoughts. Perhaps their thoughts were so all consuming that the people failed to notice that they weren't even alone. Daniel found it hard to avoid his own thoughts. He relived his own life as a passive, external observer. Seeing all this victories and suffering all his losses and failures over and over. It was hard to not pass judgement on himself for every minor thing he did wrong. So many mistakes. Could he do better if he had another chance? Part of him thought he was a bad person. Another part thought those mistakes and failures were just lessons and that it was unnecessary to judge himself. See where you failed and understand how you can do better. Apply those lessons to the next time. Would there be a "next time"? Up ahead, Daniel saw a change in the stream. The "river" in the distance split into smaller currents, each heading in a different direction. In the center of the split was a platform high enough to be easily seen. Atop it stood a slender, four-armed figure dressed in a black robe waving its eyes around as if directing or conducting. As its arms waved, various souls were yanked into different current through unseen means. As he neared the figure, Daniel saw it had gray skin, a smooth face with no mouth or nose, and gaping voids where its eyes should be. Daniel continued forward, and soon, an ethereal, red orb zoomed through the air toward him and stopped inches from his nose. It maintained that distance, even though Daniel's body moved forward through its own volition. After a brief pause, the light moved and touched his forehead, and everything faded. When Daniel was aware again, he found himself in a small, semicircular structure apparently composed of some light earth like sandstone. He was alone aside from a small figure. It had the size and shape of a small girl-- one approximately ten years old. Like the figure earlier, it was slender with four arms and gray skin along with a face without either mouth or nose and voids for eyes. Unlike the other figure, this one had shoulder-length, black hair like a girl's, but it squirmed as if alive. Most strands simply writhed; others preened other strands or the figure's "face." The figure wore beautiful raiment. It looked like a gold-trimmed abaya made of the finest silk. The figure's feet weren't visible. "You are here, soul," the figure said through a voice transmitted directly into Daniel's mind, "to be tested. Based on your character and actions, your fate may change. Judgement is entirely up to you. Come. We have much to do."
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I was going to post this as a comment, but thought it might be helpful to multiple people. What style of publishing are you using? Are you selling digital copies? Digital has a better return on investment and is easier to market. When you are selling the book are you focusing on the plot and content, or are you focusing on emotions? No one ever purchases anything without feeling the product is a solution to an emotional need. Here are some resources I find helpful: 1. Check out Jeff Goins at goinswriter.com He wrote the book Real Artists Don't Starve and has an excellent podcast called The Portfolio Life. He's genuine and passionate about teaching creatives, like ourselves, how to build a business out of our work. 2. Read the Ultimate Sales Letter by Dan Kennedy. Writing a great book has nothing to do with selling a great book. If you are 100% convinced that your book is good then you owe it to the world to get it infront of them, and you need to get paid so you can write more. The shitty thing about being a creative is that creativity is never your job. Creating is what you get to do when you're good enough at your real job, sales and marketing. This is the best sales book I've ever read. 3. Check out the Wealth, Power and Influence podcast with Jason Stapleton. He is totally focused on entrepreneurship in general. His main focus is on how to build a personal brand. In fact he has a free sample workshop coming up. I think it's on the 20th. You can get more information from his website jasonstapleton.com
Confession: I am a #1 bestselling author who has never made a dime to the good on any of my bestselling books. Not a single one. In fact. I'm broke, and I am massively in debt because of my books.
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[Season One, Entry Two] It felt like ages passed since Daniel entered the line. The stream of silent souls marched onward without anyone even attempting contact or even acknowledging anyone else. Daniel wondered if they, like him, were lost in their own thoughts. Perhaps their thoughts were so all consuming that the people failed to notice that they weren't even alone. Daniel found it hard to avoid his own thoughts. He relived his own life as a passive, external observer. Seeing all this victories and suffering all his losses and failures over and over. It was hard to not pass judgement on himself for every minor thing he did wrong. So many mistakes. Could he do better if he had another chance? Part of him thought he was a bad person. Another part thought those mistakes and failures were just lessons and that it was unnecessary to judge himself. See where you failed and understand how you can do better. Apply those lessons to the next time. Would there be a "next time"? Up ahead, Daniel saw a change in the stream. The "river" in the distance split into smaller currents, each heading in a different direction. In the center of the split was a platform high enough to be easily seen. Atop it stood a slender, four-armed figure dressed in a black robe waving its eyes around as if directing or conducting. As its arms waved, various souls were yanked into different current through unseen means. As he neared the figure, Daniel saw it had gray skin, a smooth face with no mouth or nose, and gaping voids where its eyes should be. Daniel continued forward, and soon, an ethereal, red orb zoomed through the air toward him and stopped inches from his nose. It maintained that distance, even though Daniel's body moved forward through its own volition. After a brief pause, the light moved and touched his forehead, and everything faded. When Daniel was aware again, he found himself in a small, semicircular structure apparently composed of some light earth like sandstone. He was alone aside from a small figure. It had the size and shape of a small girl-- one approximately ten years old. Like the figure earlier, it was slender with four arms and gray skin along with a face without either mouth or nose and voids for eyes. Unlike the other figure, this one had shoulder-length, black hair like a girl's, but it squirmed as if alive. Most strands simply writhed; others preened other strands or the figure's "face." The figure wore beautiful raiment. It looked like a gold-trimmed abaya made of the finest silk. The figure's feet weren't visible. "You are here, soul," the figure said through a voice transmitted directly into Daniel's mind, "to be tested. Based on your character and actions, your fate may change. Judgement is entirely up to you. Come. We have much to do."
196 viewsFeb 1st
repeat
88 views
I was going to post this as a comment, but thought it might be helpful to multiple people. What style of publishing are you using? Are you selling digital copies? Digital has a better return on investment and is easier to market. When you are selling the book are you focusing on the plot and content, or are you focusing on emotions? No one ever purchases anything without feeling the product is a solution to an emotional need. Here are some resources I find helpful: 1. Check out Jeff Goins at goinswriter.com He wrote the book Real Artists Don't Starve and has an excellent podcast called The Portfolio Life. He's genuine and passionate about teaching creatives, like ourselves, how to build a business out of our work. 2. Read the Ultimate Sales Letter by Dan Kennedy. Writing a great book has nothing to do with selling a great book. If you are 100% convinced that your book is good then you owe it to the world to get it infront of them, and you need to get paid so you can write more. The shitty thing about being a creative is that creativity is never your job. Creating is what you get to do when you're good enough at your real job, sales and marketing. This is the best sales book I've ever read. 3. Check out the Wealth, Power and Influence podcast with Jason Stapleton. He is totally focused on entrepreneurship in general. His main focus is on how to build a personal brand. In fact he has a free sample workshop coming up. I think it's on the 20th. You can get more information from his website jasonstapleton.com
Confession: I am a #1 bestselling author who has never made a dime to the good on any of my bestselling books. Not a single one. In fact. I'm broke, and I am massively in debt because of my books.
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