Wednesday, May 4, 2016


With the elections debates, rallies, interviews, I bet you have been watching the news more than usual. I know I did.

Surprisingly, the political candidates demonstrated that they share several qualities. The lessons I learned as an author can be implemented in various professions.

Lesson One: Political candidates never take a break. They are so much on the go, we wonder if they ever find time to sit for a dinner or talk to their families.
Keep writing. Book after book.

Lesson Two: They are incredibly perseverant. Even if there is no hope, they keep going. Criticism, insults or negative ads by an opponent don’t seem to affect them. They never let a loss or a low percentage in the polls stop them from campaigning.
Don’t let low sales, bad rating or negative reviews affect your creativity.

Lesson Three: They are all over Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and various social media to publicize their message and be visible.
A daily post on Facebook, Twitter are a must.

Lesson Four: Since they can’t be everywhere, they keep a campaign staff to help spread their message.
Network and belong to a group that can re-tweet, share your posts on Facebook; and a street team to post reviews.

I am writing this post as an advice to you, the authors, writers, editors,... as much as I am writing it for myself, as a reminder to always persevere.

Since we will celebrate Mother’s Day in a few days, I will share with you my MOTHER’S DAY BABIES.
Available for 99 cents at,
This book is dedicated to the mothers we celebrate and those we remember with love on Mother's Day.

A widow for seven years, Barbara Ramsay lives for her five daughters and their babies. Powerful TV News Director, Lou Roland, is certainly not marriage material, yet he has suddenly decided he wants Barbara in his arms. Not an easy task when his pretty confidante from Kentucky proves so difficult to date, unless he follows her rules.
Can the over-fifty confirmed bachelor and the widow loyal to her husband's
memory find true love and share a future?

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  1. What great wisdom put in a charming way. Thanks!

  2. Loved the lessons you've taken from the news.

  3. Always excellent advice, Mona. Never give up and persevere.