I know I am a day late but I wanted to share this anyway. I received a self help book titled Stop Saying You’re Fine, Discovering a More Powerful You by Mel Robbins. Now, I cannot say I am thrilled because of the book itself, no I am excited because I was finally asked to join Amazon’s Vine program. For those of you who do not know about this (and for all I know I am the last one to know) this program is for Amazon reviewers “based on the trust they have earned in the Amazon community for writing accurate and insightful reviews”. Many of the bloggers I know have been members for years. They consistently write thoughtful reviews and post them on Amazon. And now I have posted enough to be invited. This is my first pick; I could have reviewed products, but what reader would chose to do this? What, give up a free book? For shame!
I picked this book because sometimes I think I am my own worst enemy, that often it is me who is in my way. Hopefully this book will give me the kick in the butt I need. I need to have the confidence in my writing that others have in me. I just finished writing my first real content for a business website. The client was happy with what I wrote, but I was less than thrilled. I feel I could have done better. I did cash the check, but the warm fuzzy feeling I expected to have after my first job was not there. I really have to get over my anxiety about my work.
It is my goal to be either teaching full time or working from home in five years time. If I cannot teach because of the drain on University positions, I at least want to be writing from home. I have my first idea for a nonfiction book, and would like to work on it, but between school and work I am not sure I will have time for the research. I have a goal of paying off my credit cards in three years, then saving up so maybe I can work part time while I write. Then again if I can get out of my way, more clients will want me to write content for them and I can start sooner. I just have to discover the more powerful me!
My son and I saw Paul
on Sunday. It is a really cute movie with some giggles and lots of surprises. If you love Sci Fi and can recite lines from Star Wars to Aliens this is a must see movie. I was blown away by the smart writing. The writers were able to seamlessly use lines from blockbusters without being over the top about it. I read a review that called it a love letter to Steven Spielberg. I am not sure I quite agree as they reference so many good movies. I would call this a love letter to Sci Fi. If you do go see it, don’t forget the Reese’s Pieces.