“The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness."
-Therese of Lisieux
How often do you go into a bookstore and see the big round table right past the doors full of the newest releases? All the time, right? Well the above quote is one that I feel not only can be applied to our various flower gardens but also to writers/authors. That first table is just a taste of what the store holds, it might stand out right by the door but that is not where the fun ends!
We all want to be the rose, the NYT best selling - most successful author. Trust me, I dream big, yet there is a larger part of me that just wants to be a bright flower in the garden; a book on the table or on the shelf. I want to add a punch of color, maybe trail along the stone borders or climb up the trellis. I know that I may not be the first flower that everyone flocks too but I am someone's favorite. The rose is something great to strive for, I think it best to first work to just be planted and then after some hard work, rain, sunshine and, most important, love, maybe just maybe what sprouts is something that returns year after year adding its unique color and design to the best spring bouquet.
Don't forget to check out some awesome sites for contest & content!
A BIG Congratulations to Amanda Bonilla she signed with the Nancy Yost Literary Agency!
The amazing Elana Johnson has a wonderful entry today about Breeding Authenticity
For some amazing writing and wit wander over to Simon's post today...Iambic Pentameter Monday??
Adorable & hilarious Talli Roland is hosting a Great 1-1-2 Giveaway! once she hits 112 followers (it was 98 a minute ago) she will give away some wonderful & unique prizes!!
Our unique and lovely Marybeth is back from her Twitter & Facebook & semi-Blog hiatus!
Shannon Messenger still has her Agent Signing contest going on until 4-10-10 (oh & she VLOGGED today ;o) )
La Femme Readers is having a YA Contest that will Blow You Away! as well as a ton of other ones!
Have a Marvelous Monday!