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    Tuesday, March 1, 2011

    MUSE THERAPY Extra Tip & Tidbit: Defying Gravity

    Happy Tueday to all of you and your muses too!

    If there's one thing I've learned in my ten plus year writing-for-publication journey, it's that, in order to survive and thrive, you've got to harness your inner Elphaba and Defy Gravity!!!

    But here's the've got to Defy Gravity in your own way, whether that's the "normal" publishing industry approved way or not.

    One of my very fave lines in Elphaba's wonderful Wicked world is when she says:

    "well we can't all come and go by bubble!"

    while referring to Galinda/Glinda the Good Witch.

    And how true is that powerful tidbit?!

    Especially when we all know that the traditional publishing bubble has now burst.

    That business model just ain't workin' anymore, right?

    So here's a little MUSE THERAPY secret that will keep you and your muses happy and sane on your writing-for-publication journey to Publishing Oz:

    The journey - and each path you're on during that journey - is yours alone. So skip to your own beat. Conquer the big-ass, apple-throwing trees and deadly poppy fields by educating yourself on all the Wicked Witches' tricks. And your own Wizard.

    The traditional publishing world's Wizard-ly curtains have been yanked back by E-reading Toto's.

    So follow you and your muses' hearts across your pages...that's the only way you'll make it home to the publishing success of your dreams.

    Sexy Sassy Smart Defying Gravity Wishes --- D. D. Scott

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    Blogger Tonya Kappes said...

    It's very encouraging how authors are taking their own careers back.

    March 1, 2011 at 4:02 AM  
    Blogger Lizzie's Blog said...

    I love Wicked! This is very inspiring for me. I am so excited to try self-publishing.

    March 1, 2011 at 9:50 AM  
    Blogger D.D. Scott said...

    It is just fabulous to know, as authors, we now have the tools to Defy the Gravity of the traditional publishing world!

    And just like Elphaba, we're going green while doing it - in both fabulous income potential and saving trees too!!!

    Luuuvvv that, Tonya!!!

    March 1, 2011 at 10:29 AM  
    Blogger D.D. Scott said...

    From one Wicked fan to another, Lizzie, welcome to the Indie Epub World where Defying Gravity is a fabulous mantra!!!

    Keep me posted on your Indie Epub journey, and congrats for having the courage to fly in the face of tradition!!!

    March 1, 2011 at 10:31 AM  
    Blogger jaw said...

    Sounds as if the E-book route is the journey for ALL authors to take! Guess you can follow the road from rags to riches with the E-book trail!

    March 1, 2011 at 3:08 PM  

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