Monday, October 31, 2016

And the Amazon gift card winner is...

I want to say thank you to everyone who participated in the Fall Blog Hop and to those who LIKEd my Facebook page.

At this time I'd like to congratulate Teresa Coreleone winner of the $10 Amazon gift card! Teresa, please send me your email address at maria AT mywritingden dot NET and I will email you a gift card.

As a indie writer I depend on word of mouth and self-promotion, so I'd love to have a few more followers on either Twitter, Facebook or Goodreads. So, come on by friends and get to know me!

Thank you,
Maria

Monday, October 17, 2016

Blog Hop Baby!

Fall Carnival - Blog Hoppers Delight!
The Desert Muses are giving away an $80 Amazon gift card to one lucky hopper.



When this author group met a few weeks back the muses decided to organize a joint giveaway for the month of October.
You’ll be happy to learn that I’m also conducting my own giveaway; it’ll consist of a $10 Amazon gift card. How do you enter to win it? It’s simple: become a fan on Facebook and leave a comment with your link or email address. Each person who Likes me will earn one entry. Both winners (from my site and the Desert Muses blog) will be announced on October 29th so stay tuned.
Now, please drop by my friend’s site Camelia Miron Skiba and check out her own giveaway.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

No Risk, No Reward

Risk is a four-letter word that makes so many of us cringe. But, why? Why do some of us wince and shy away at the thought of taking risks? Or best yet, why do some of us downright fear it? In my opinion it all boils down to one thing: comfort zone. The average American is complacent and would opt to play it safe more times than not. The ordinary is less taxing. I should know it was six years ago I was still very afraid of taking chances.

Listen, I’m not going to sugar coat it, taking risks is frightening, this is when we need to recondition ourselves. We need not fear risk; we need to see risk as an opportunity to grow.

“… the moment I let risk in, the world became a very easy place to navigate. People who are impossible became easier to deal with. Things began to land at my feet (door, mailbox). This sounds somewhat corny and solipsistic but it’s not. It’s just that when we use risk at the most optimum level in our writing, it filters into all else. Then the real world seems like child’s play. Embrace risk. Eat your meals with it, takes walks with risk, take risk to bed. It will become your greatest friend and ally.” – Susan Tepper, Author.

Fortune favors the bold my friends!