Putting Yourself Out There

Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be famous. Back then I thought I wanted to be a singer and be on Top of the Pops. That’s a British tv show where the chart-topping bands and musicians play to a live audience, or at the very least get their cool new music video aired. Here’s an example of a performance on Top of the Pops from 1984, when I would have been 4 years old.

I know now that music, though awesome, isn’t my calling. For one I haven’t continued to practice my vocal exercises and my voice isn’t even close to what it used to be, and secondly I just prefer writing. I’m not going to get well known stuck behind a desk all day though. There are hundreds of new authors all working diligently, writing everyday, using Blogs, Facebook and YouTube to try and build up an audience exactly like me.

I think I may have to go a little old school to stand out. Get out and meet people, talk about mutual hobbies and interests, tell them about Hermes925, or whichever book I’m working on at the time, and give them one of these!

I’ve ordered a bunch from Vistaprint and got them pretty cheap too! He’s a referral link if you’ve considered getting your own, so you can get an even better discount. I can’t really afford it, but I’m not going to get anywhere by playing it safe. There’s been a few times recently that I’ve been speaking to someone interesting. This should give me an easy way to pass on my contact info.

Speaking of Hermes925, the main character Jaime, has just been recruited for the Hermes project. You can catch up on the story by going to the Hermes925 tab at the top of the page, and read the latest entry by clicking this link. For those who’ve read the barfight scene I wrote awhile back, it won’t be long before it all ties together. Then after that it’s off to space!

I have some friends that are also trying to make a go of it with various endeavours. Jessica in Wisconsin is trying to improve her live and has begun a series of YouTube videos to track her progress and promote her cosmetology business. Give it a watch and help her get the word out.

I have another friend I was going to tell you about, but the link she gave me to her website doesn’t appear to be working, so Sarah will have to wait.

I hope you followed the links in my last shout-out post called Encouraging Expressive Endeavours. That one was all writers. If you haven’t read it yet, please do.

This is still my only source of income right now. If you like what you’re reading and you don’t want me to have to give it up and take a traditional job, please help me keep this dream going. Donate whatever you think is fair via www.paypal.me/AntonyMCopeland, and also help me get the word out by sharing your favourite articles with your friends!

Have a great day 🙂

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