Game of Thrones is like this huge and completely mesmerizing series. My hubby and I love it and hang on every minute of it!
There are few authors in this world who are chosen to have their worlds represented on the big screen. To me, that’s a shame. There are so many great stories out there and all Hollywood has to do is choose just about any book out there and they would have blockbusters like crazy!
So what is it that raises those select few authors to their literary thrones? What games are necessary to win the war of popularity?
If I look at popular authors of our day who are fortunate enough to have been recognized, I see many different aspects to their work. There is definitely action, adventure, love and hate, conflict, adversity, and characters that feel like friends.
Who feels they have that very book? Who wonders why you aren’t entitled to the same privileges as other authors? I will admit to having those thoughts. You know, I can’t count the times that readers have told me that they like my books better than Twilight. So of course, I wonder why is still claw my way to the top.
But my desire to see my work on the screen is not for the fame and wealth, but for the satisfaction and sense of accomplishment. My characters are very real to me, and to many other readers, for that matter. To see them translate on television would be the ultimate joy.
The sad reality is that many deserving writers will never be recognized for their efforts. So how do you take solace in that fact? How do you handle being the peasant forever, watching others equal to you being knighted or even given the throne?
You must forge on. You must write like no one will read you. You must love what you do and empower those who love your work. You must wear your own crown and be the royalty in your own realm. Be good to yourself and love those around you, good and bad. You can’t bask in the light of the positive if you don’t have the opposing darkness also.
So what does your realm look like? Is your crown plain or is it heavily jeweled? What is your throne like? Does it swallow you up or do you dominate that stool? Is it designed defensively or is it warm and welcoming?
My realm is heavily described in The Aspen Series. It has light places and dark places. My crown is modest on design with just enough flair to be impressive. My throne is comfortable more than beautiful. I’ve sat upon it long enough that it has conformed to my body, not the other way around. I have the power in me to embrace my naysayers or to banish them to the dungeons. I can applaud those who bow to my talents and extend my arms around them to show my love. I can become allies with others who rule their own realms. Together, we make up the literary Middle Earth. Own your piece of it!
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