The days after events should be declared a holiday for all creators. Being out there in a sea of strangers is one way to test what you create, build up your courage even if you don’t have any sales, and most of all give you a goal to achieve. What happens after an event looks like that pile of laundry that you don’t want to do, or your body is hurting from hours of standing and your eyes are red from lack of sleep during the event.
Our internal clocks are crying for rest and restoration after hours of socializing and holding firm on a smile as people pass by or make comments about prices. You learn to not flinch when people question why the prices on your hours of handmade blood, sweat, and tears are “too high”. Handmade means special care and time and most of the time it’s still not as high as what should be charged.
I do have to give a Thank you to some one person who stopped by our booth this weekend. He made a small purchase but he must have been another creator because he overpaid and he gave us a tip. Basically, he insisted on paying us more than I the price and those kinds of moments can lift your entire day. It reminded me of the hug I received when we purchased 2 things from craft or at another event.
The comments about how much they liked our things even if they couldn’t buy were very much appreciated this weekend. I only hope that I can spread the same kindness whether my wallet is overflowing or empty. I also hope that the care you put into your books go into the words you speak during your daily life.
As writers, we know we have the ability to affect the emotions and feelings of our audience. But what happens outside of your pages? I don’t know about you but I’m tired of the bad news. Let’s make someone’s day, instead of breaking it. I know we’re all trying to achieve our dreams of becoming a best selling author but there’s other people out in the world.
We don’t have to wait for our dreams to come true before helping someone else have a better day. I’m writing this because there are days when there’s no one else, just you, that can start a positive change in someone else’s life. Maybe that will become more important than becoming a famous author.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that there’s times when I need to reset the diva inside of me. Spend this week coming out of your hobbit writing hole and reconnect with the world around you. Take off your shoes and walk around in your local park barefoot. How do those toes feel dipped in the local pond or lake?
Take this week to live in your surroundings and then return to your pages. See if there’s a difference.
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