As I was setting up the October Giveaway, I thought how much fun it is to win something.Whether it's millions from a lottery or just something unexpected and fun, it's nice.
In writing, there aren't a whole lot of prizes to be won. The real prize is fulfilling the vision you have in your head. Putting that into words is the hardest job, and the prize you get is when a reader tells you how much he or she loved your book.
Katharine Hepburn said: "As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.''
We should all feel that way about our work whether we're writers or teachers or bartenders or customer service reps.
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After the end of the month, I'll put the names of all newsletter subscribers and blog commentators into a hat. The winning name drawn will be notified by email and listed on the blog and newsletters.
A copy of my new book Cinderella Blue, Book 2 of San Antone Two-Step, to be published this month, and a Starbucks Gift Card.