You know, life is weird. You can’t please all the people all the time. I can only say my piece and you can decide for yourself what you think of it.
Now, for what it’s worth, I was talking to my husband at lunch about airport security and the show Homeland. If you’re not familiar with the show, one of the main characters is a POW kept in a terrorist compound where the terrorist’s child lives. And the terrorist makes the prisoner teach the kid English or something. So the POW gets to know this kid. And the kid dies because a bomb is dropped on the compound. Yeah, sad, I know, I know. But … you can see how it would affect the prisoner’s point of view, right? That’s the point. Not the right or wrong of it.
Now … here are my thoughts. This sums up the tragedy of life itself. That we seem unable to simply listen to each other.
That when we get angry, we throw bombs, instead of exchanging words with open ears, minds and hearts.
That’s one reason I wrote this post to the awesome ones. I’d rather point to a few really awesome examples than criticize. For who am I to judge?
But I wrote it on my author blog. And I’ve learned there’s a difference between being a writer and a blogger.
Anyway, I wanted to add a few more names to the awesome roll, as it were! And I will start with the awesome Derek Haines!
Derek Haines not only writes a blog of note, but has been a staunch supporter of indie authors, including myself — and thank you so much for that! — and even nominated my other blog for a Stylish Blog Award! Zounds!
Well … to be honest, if you click on that Stylish Blog link, you’ll see most of the awesome rest!
Marissa Payne, once of the awesome Anti DC, which was the third funniest blog of all time (that I happen to know about). Marissa is now an awesome tastemaker!
Not only that, but you’re the proof that it’s not all about the ebooks.
And Amazon isn’t the only way to find readers and distribute books, right?
Thank you, Paul! Thank you everyone! Thank you for reading! And for your support.
I’ll also never forget that The Bloggess followed me on Twitter when I tweeted this post. Wow!
PS: This is one of my favorite songs. I still think about using it during the closing credits of a movie I want to write someday about the random nature of life. Sound familiar?
PPS: I think Joe Konrath and I actually agree. Except he’s using more words and none of them are “awesome.” Ha ha ha …