Don’t forget, next Wednesday is post day for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.
Prayers for Roland Yeomans and others who live in and around New Orleans.
Big thank you to Jeremy Bates for his awesome review of CassaFire!
Michael Offutt for the Be Inspired meme. I think this is the third time I’ve been tagged. As you’ve probably noticed, I don’t do memes, but I will answer one of the questions:
Tell us anything that might pique our interest in your book.CassaStorm - Twenty years have passed, and now Byron's struggles include intergalactic war, ancient aliens, and his own son.
Yeah, that last one really messes with his head. Heck, it would mess with MY head!
With Labor Day on Monday, I won’t be posting until next Wednesday. But the Ninja will be lurking…
More Ninja answers:
From Rusty Webb - How about, what's your hat size? No, that's too lame of a question. I need something more grand. What's your favorite Flinstone? Still no. Lessee, could you ever dunk a basketball?
Hat size – no idea. Favorite Flintstone – Betty. Dunk a basketball – yes!
From Karen Walker - And yes, I'd love to learn a bit more about Alex, the man. What I know so far is so wonderful.
Thank you, Karen! Well, to keep in line with the wonderful part, I’ll tell you that I adore my wife. She is smarter, sexier, and more amazing now than the day I met her. I am one lucky dude.
Giving up Blogging
Recently I saw a post about bloggers quitting due to negative response. They were book bloggers, dealing with angry authors, trolls, and a general dissatisfaction with what they were doing.
The question – have you ever thought about quitting?
While this Ninja has thought about the day I won’t be able to maintain the same pace I do now, I’ve never thought about quitting. And not just because I’m an author with at least one more book in me.
I refuse to quit on my blogger buddies.
Why you keep coming here, I don’t know. But you do! And to quote the original Spiderman – “With much power comes much responsibility.”
Why do I continue to blog? Because of YOU.
Some of you go through things that just amaze me. You persevere. You don’t give up. And eventually, you succeed.
I want to be here when you succeed. To share your triumphs with the world. And since the Ninja Army is so huge now, I know I can share it with a lot of people.
This blog long ago ceased being about me. It’s about YOU. Someone this week commented that I was Superman and that I needed to reveal Clark Kent. But neither really matters. What matters to me is YOU.
I never set out to be an author. I never thought I’d have an online presence, let alone that it would grow to its current state. I am humbled by the amount of people who leave comments here every week. You keep me going. You make me want to do better. You are a great blessing in my lfe.
So this is to let you know, this Ninja is NOT quitting!
Two actors – name the movie!
1 – Sylvester Stallone – John Lithgow
2 – Kevin Costner – Gene Hackman (two answers)
3 – John Cleese – Jamie Lee Curtis
4 – Emma Thompson – Andy Garcia
5 – Andrew Dice Clay – Wayne Newton
6 – Alec Baldwin – James Earl Jones
Ready for the IWSG? Have you been tagged? Know the answers to the movie trivia? And have you ever thought about quitting? What keeps you going?
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