Indie Life – Be encouraged!

Indie Life was started and is hosted by the Indelibles. This is a chance to talk about any aspect of publishing or writing you want: to encourage, share news, offer tips. It takes place the second Wednesday of every month. Feel free to join us!

Indie Life

I want to talk about the hedges in the front of my house because they take some major abuse over the winter.

The hedges lie not only underneath my roof but next to the driveway where my hubbie snow blows. These hedges are piled with heaping mounds of snow every year.

Plus, these hedges are shielded from the sun by a small screened in porch, so quite often, the snow turns hard and icy.

Company often comments that these hedges are just going to shrivel up and die one of these years…and I wouldn’t be surprised.

But they don’t. Year after year, they spring back to form, the perfectly trimmed square hedges they should be (almost always perfectly trimmed.)

Right now, gazing out my window, they look great. It didn’t happen right away, but it happened.

Never let the ups and downs of the publishing industry keep you down for long. Be patient. Give yourself time. Just like my hedges.

On a side note, this Saturday I’ll be at the Cape May Author Fest from 2-5 p.m. selling and signing A Spy Like Me and Heart of an Assassin! If you live in the area come by and visit! There will be close to thirty fantastic authors of picture books, middle grade, and young adult.

Visit the Indelibles blog for another Indie Life post and the list of links! A great chance to meet new people!

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6 Responses to Indie Life – Be encouraged!

  1. Natalie Aguirre May 8, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    Great analogy. And so true that we can’t let the bad times get us down.

  2. Sheri Larsen May 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    I will forever think of myself as a hedge.

  3. Shelly May 8, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    Have fun at the signing.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

  4. Stina Lindenblatt May 9, 2013 at 3:53 am #

    “Never let the ups and downs of the publishing industry keep you down for long. Be patient. Give yourself time. Just like my hedges.”

    Yes!!!! That’s my favorite quote yet.

  5. Angela May 9, 2013 at 4:20 am #

    Great message, Laura!

  6. Laura May 9, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Thanks everyone! I think I live through this every month. Up. Down. Up. Down. Though I’m getting better at staying even keel. :)

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