The Dog Days of Writing

Just had to put this post on my site. Ernesto San Giacomo’s words are worth reading sometimes.

San Giacomo's Corner

Writing can be an exhilarating experience on some days, and a depressing malaise on others. I had one of those saddening moments the other day. I had to face the hard truth that about half of my meager sales could be attributed to either family or friends.

I appreciate their support, but when I realize that I’m not really reaching an audience, it’s time to stop writing, turn on the TV, and reach for the potato chips.  While I was noshing on the chips and channel surfing I remembered an important bit of wisdom that I received back in mid-December at a writer’s guild award dinner.

I had a pretty good night that evening. My short story “Stasis” had received an award, and I also got another award in the First Chapter category for my novel “The First Light”.

Everything is done in secret, the writers and the judges don’t…

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About Shirley Harris-Slaughter

I love old buildings and history. That's why I ended up writing about the history that surrounded me all of my life - "Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community." Plus our church had closed and the school is torn down, so I felt it was imperative that we preserve the history or it would be lost forever.
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2 Responses to The Dog Days of Writing

  1. Shirley L. Slaughter says:

    I don’t reblog really but this was worth circulating. Gives you something to think about.


  2. A reblog is such a great compliment. Thanks Shirley. Of course I hit the like button…how could I not? 🙂


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