As she's done for years, author Karen Fox posts market news regarding the publishing industry as often as she can, and updates recent romance book deals. Some deals are "nice" and some are "major," most are "nice." I enjoy her website as she posts great writing tips and publisher information, etc. Her updates are just one of the many sites I visit that help to keep me motivated.
With all the talk about the elections and the economy lately, the more I engage in dialogue I find that most people are having some type of concerns or crisis with their business, line of work, finances, a lot are looking for work, looking to increase book sales, learning to live without, doing without and taking shortcuts, and the list goes on and on.
As a writer, it does help to read about new and established authors who have book releases, whether it's listed on a website like Karen's, or announced on an author's Facebook page. I enjoy seeing evidence of the wheels spinning, ideas in motion, self-pubbed or traditional, in spite of what might be considered trying times for some. I like to see creativity and excitement and passions at work. People who took the steps and stayed proactive.
If you know of any sites that show evidence of creativity in motion, please share. And if you have any words of self-encouragement that have worked to keep you motivated, I'm sure we'd all appreciate reading those words.
Plant the seed and nurture it and know that it is growing at the root, even if we can't see the growth with the naked eye. The power of reproduction is built into the seed. Don't kill your dreams, desires, ideas, drive, ambition, and vision with negative thinking. Stay motivated, stay positive, and believe. Hold your hope and get to work! There is light at the end of the tunnel.