Category: Obama -  L.A. Tripp
Are you top notch or are you egotistical?

As a writer and as a reader?

Are you the absolute best at what you do and no one, anywhere, anytime, in any manner is qualified to give you advice of any type?

Are you open to hearing advice because any little tidbit can help you grow and improve?

This sprung into my mind because I've been seeing a trend lately. A bad trend. We've always had a few writers in our community that have the elitist mentality. They believe they are better than everyone else, period. And, although there's a ton of trash in our community, which hurts our community overall, the elitist mentality does NOT help our cause, either.

Some countries actually very much discourage this type of thinking, and we can all learn a bit from that. There's nothing wrong with being humble. Nothing at all. Who knows, you may actually make another friend or two if you're a bit more humble. 

There's also nothing wrong with having pride in your work...but then there's pride and there's ego. Two different things. No matter what country you're in, from Australia to Japan to Russia to Europe to South America to Canada to the U.S.A., ego is the same everywhere. And ego is not a good thing.

I admit, this does not just affect indie writers. Some of the biggest branded big names have big egos as well. However, that affects them. That affects the major companies. Indie authors have enough going against them as it is. Why add an over-inflated ego to that equation?

So, are you top notch or are you egotistical?
He's a pretty cool guy. What's funny is he used to live in L.A. And the wife he's divorcing came from there as well. We went out this past Saturday. Had some fun.

Finances. Ugh. The economy ain't getting any better at the moment, and it's a scary thing, honestly. And Obama is leaching yet more money from all of us. Doesn't he live high enough already? Geez man . . . give us average Joe's a break!

Well, once I'm a household name, I guess the finances will finally improve, lol. I'm on several .com's now: fanstory, examiner, have some work on webook, amazon, and I'm not exactly sure what else, lol.

Business is cyclical. It goes up and down. Right now, it's going down . . . HARD. Hopefully we can hang in there till it cycles back up.

Come on America. Come on, family.