Life of an Author

Support Indie Authors

Thanks to M.E. Wahl for the image concept. Taken from his excellent article Blood, Sweat, and Tears.

What is a book to its author? It’s early mornings hammering out pages, when you’d rather still be asleep like normal people. It’s nights spent tossing and turning because you want to perfect that scene or some dialogue. It’s being stalked by the image of a blank page.

What is a book to its author? It’s missed soccer games and ducking out of family events early to get home and write. It’s having an amazing idea in the middle of the day job and praying you don’t lose the inspiration before you arrive home that evening.

What is a book to its author? It’s love and hate, sweat and tears. It’s a dream, a vision manifest in the music of words. It’s your heart and your mind and your soul spread out for all the world to see.

What is a book to its author? It’s a hope that when the work is done the readers will come. It’s daring connection when keeping your ideas to yourself would be simpler. it’s the ultimate act of sharing.

Authors weave the stories of our lives. They create cherished memories and moments of insight. How many other people in your life pour themselves out for you like that?

Ways to support Indie authors.

  • Buy directly from the author. Support Indie authors not corporations. Cut out the middle man (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.). They leave the author with little for his or her work.
  • Give feedback. Authors thrive on reader feedback. Write reviews – positive or negative – about your experience with the book.
  • Participate. If you enjoy an author’s work, spread the word, like his or her fan page, and participate. Indie authors have limited budgets. They thrive or wilt on word of mouth.


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About Ray Davis - The Affirmation Spot

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Spring Hill, Ks with his wife.
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1 Response to Life of an Author

  1. Great post, Ray – I particularly like: ” It’s a dream, a vision manifest in the music of words. It’s your heart and your mind and your soul spread out for all the world to see.”

    Writing can be easy, on a good day. Getting it published and into the hands of the world at large … well, in my view, that takes courage, day in day out!

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