No, I’m not talking about the best album/disc Sting ever did. I’m talking about getting up one morning and realizing that everything you did the day before is in the past. I have been trying to figure out where togo with my life for quite some time.
I have a good life. I have a wonderful husband, I am building new bonds with my family, and I have a company that is moving toward success. What else could I want? That’s just it. I feel like something is missing and I am not at all sure where to look for it.
I spend a lot of time watching people and listening to how others have acheived success. I have found a tremendous amount of inspiration from the top people in their fields: John C. Maxwell, Zig Ziglar, the late Mary Kay, and even Donald Trump. We study the stories and instructions of Robert Kiyosaki.
Twenty years ago I would never have imagined that I would be living a good life as the owner of a publishing company. What I discovered today was that I want more. I want people to hate me because I am so wildly successful and have cornered the market on books. I want Echelon and our authors to be the most well-known, sought-after people in the universe. Stop laughing, I’m not kidding.
I long to see my author’s names at the top of every best seller list known to man. There books lining the shelves in bookstores, grocery stores, convenience stores, truck stops, airports…did I miss any? Why am I posting all of this on my Blog? Simple. The most important people claim that when you want something bad enough, it isn’t enough to work hard. You have to work smart, and you have to write it down. That’s right. WRITE IT DOWN.
I will find new and exciting ways to draw readers to our books, because our books are damn good and they deserve to be read. I am tired of letting bad reviews get me down. I am tired of feeling pitiful because someone said there are 6 errors in our last book. Shit happens. Get over it, people. We are not perfect and if you ever find a perfect book out there, then good for you!
Echelon Press has published some of the best books in the industry in the last decade. We have put authors into the mainstream who probably would not have made it without us. How? Determination. Pure and simple. We wanted it, so we did it.
I am not going to sit back and watch the rest of the world have all the fun and make all the money. I’ve got books lined up that are really freaking good and you should not take my word for it, you should buy them, read them, and then tell all your friends about them. Why? because that’s what you do. You find a good shampoo that smells good and makes your hair soft and shiny and you tell your friends. Hello, read a good book, tell everyone you know.
We don’t claim to have published the great American novel, but we do have damn good books. Want to laugh? Cry? Be shocked? Be scared? Then we have an entire catalog of books for you to try.
So, what the hell does all this have to do with a brand new day? I don’t really know, but the song was in my head and I couldn’t come up with a better title for this Blog. Obviously my ambition is running a little deeper than my creativity today.
You go, girl 🙂
Booyeah Karen. Love the positive energy. Love that I have hitched my wagon to your star at Echelon Press. Couldn’t be prouder. Since I have become aware of Echelon I have read from some great authors. Sean Hayden. Gail Carlile, Jen Wylie, JR Turner, and Jenny Hilburn to name a few. Really good reads and I am always recommending them to my friends on facebook and twitter. Your romance novels can be compared with any of the great ones out there. Keep up the good writing. Keeps me inspired to write more and better, with an eye on the same success you and your crew have. Reggie Ridgway
Damn good blog!!!!! I couldn’t have said any better. And you know what Karen, it is perfectly okay to be proud and snobby about you do and archived. The world doesn’t trust people/businesses, who don’t trust and believe in themselves, the way you do. There is no better promotion than to tug up your chin, telling the world you’re the best.
Bravo on the blog!!!