Friday, November 9, 2012

The Moment I Was Inspired by Justin Bieber

Tip of the Day: Angry Birds Star Wars is out!!!!!! Treat yourself to a day of nothing but blowing up pigs. :D

A lot of people ask me about self-publishing. I think I've become some sort of unofficial poster girl, which is funny because while I love self-pub, I honestly don't think it's right for every writer or every book.

When I say that, people shoot me funny looks, then say, "But you're so successful!"

Well my dear readers, I finally have the right comeback to that. It's brilliant. It's fresh. And I stole it from a Justin Bieber and Big Sean song, "As Long as You Love Me."

When Big Sean (who, until just a couple minutes ago, I thought was Little Wayne rapping) breaks it down, he says:

"But the grass ain't always greener on the other side,
It's green where you water it"

Wow, how profound and true is that?! Self-publishing works for me, but only because I water the grass every freaking day (not my real grass - my lawn is awful). If I was trad pubbing, I'd be watering that grass too - but maybe not as much. Since I get to stick my fingers in every aspect of the publishing process, I can make sure it's fertilized, dethatched, aerated, and watered.

Okay, enough of the grass references. lol. Point it, is you're going to choose a path, you have to make sure it's the right one for you. Screw everyone else's opinions. Doesn't mean you shouldn't solicit advice from everyone you know, but you need to process it with your own heart. Frame it in your dreams. Once you make your choice, give it all you've got. Water the hell out of it.

And the next time someone asks me why self-pub instead of trad? Imma quote Big Sean and JB....but maybe I'll pretend the Dalai Lama said it. ;)

Enjoy your weekend!!!!!

Megg, Miss Enchanted ePubber


Kristina Springer said...

That's the only part of that song I like. :-)

And you and JB make such a cute couple.

Sarah-Ann B. said...

That song lyric was just the inspiration I needed to get my but and gear and work on my NaNoWriMo piece!

Thanks for sharing!

Sarah-Ann B. said...

*butt in gear

(hangs head with embarrassment)

DeenaML said...

Yup, writers need to decide that they want to self-pub FIRST, then ask pros like you and Bieber for tips to be successful.