Success is a 7-letter Word
“I’ve got rhythm, I’ve got music … who could ask for anything more?” is the perfect element to begin your authoring quest with. Your book has to have rhythm to be successful. Your writing has to have rhythm to be successful. You have to have rhythm to bring it all together. Rhythm connects you to your passion, your heart and your vision. Everything has rhythm to it—the way you live, talk, walk, work, love, eat and play. In Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms, I shared:
One of the biggest mistakes authors consistently make is their drive to rush to publish. Rushing without knowing what their flow is really about … they just know they have a book in them. Slow down. Breathe a bit. Listen to your rhythm—does it resemble the Flight of the Bumble Bee, A Hard Day’s Night, or something along the lines of I’ve Got Rhythm, Bolero, I Left My Heart in San Francisco or Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World?
Is it memorable? Does it have legs? Rhythm has flow—everything is connected … you can feel it, you can hear it, and you experience it. Beginner dancers think a lot; when you know the steps, you dance, you instinctively move into and with it. The Art of Authoring and Publishing is no different.
Rhythm has spontaneity to it, usually mixed with a creative flow. For books, rhythm has a synching that occurs between the author and reader. The author starts the lead, the reader follows, trusting the author to take him on a journey that offers pleasure, entertainment or a life-enhancing venture.
Sometimes authors and writers lose their rhythm. John Grisham connected with the reader in his early books. A Time to Kill, The Firm and The Pelican Brief drew the reader in quickly, opening the door to things unimaginable or unbelievable … the reader was grabbed. Grisham had rhythm with the flow of his form of story-telling. He fell into a routine with his ongoing books that used the law as a backdrop. A dozen plus books later, he hit a rut.
Rhythm is what we are about as authors and writers. And it’s the awareness of it that will propel you toward your success. Understanding how to tap into it and how to use it will bring you squarely in front of the mirror: what your book is about; what your writing is about. It is your rhythm— its look, feel and content—it’s the song you hear.
Success … it is the author and writer siren that calls out … come to me, come to me.
Feeling resistance? Your new mantra is: Just Get Over It!
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