Make Your Own Blessings… #Poetry

Image by Janusz Walczak from Pixabay 
Evening comes too soon
Never enough hours in the day
Tomorrow, I take time to tell
Hurry, run, leave this place
Under the bridge to save time
Staying would bring disaster to all
In times of troubles
Amen, a good way to go
Saying a prayer
Mum said, make your own blessings…

©AnitaDawes2022

Today’s Quote

Soul Gatherings

 

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.

Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

~ Rumi ~

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By Force

I Write Her

Jonatan Pie – Unsplash

birthed in pain anew
the anguish it overwhelms
will time heal my wounds

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Jaye’s Days… 30 degrees, and rising!

Today will be the hottest so far, I am reliably informed.

It’s lunchtime, and the temperature is already 30 degrees, so God knows what it will be later.

I don’t do heat very well, never have, probably because when I was a child, I fell asleep in the garden on a very hot day and woke up with sunstroke. Not something I would recommend!

I tried braving it and ventured out of doors yesterday. I survived but felt really ill. I have no energy, and my brain struggles with even the simplest tasks.

I thought I could make headway with the editing if I stayed indoors and drank plenty of water. I have half of a newsletter awaiting completion too, but everything might have to wait until the heat takes a hike.

On the bright side, we are promised thunderstorms and rain on Monday, and I cannot wait.

Neither can all my plants! We have a hosepipe ban in place, so all I have for them is the water in our rain butt. I hope it lasts until Monday, as it would be a shame to watch them shrivel up and die after how well they have done.

They’re not even red yet!
These were supposed to be a dwarf species!

As you can see, the plants are doing better than me,

so does anyone know a good rain dance that works!

A Dream Space… #Poetry

Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay ~ Poem by A Dawes

A Dream Space

Inside time there is a dream space
Never has there been a time like now
For dreams to come true
Afraid to sleep, don’t be
Memories fade into shadows
Often repeated in a new life
Under warm covers, you must dream it first
So that you can be reborn...

©AnitaDawes2022

Today’s Quote

Soul Gatherings

 

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning

of life by ourselves alone — we find it with one another.

~ Thomas Merton ~

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#MKTG 18 – Building an Email List

Story Empire

Hello SE’ers. It’s Jan again with another book marketing tip I hope you’ll find helpful.

We’ve often said marketing is the hardest part of what we, as authors, have to do. And I believe that statement is true. Most of us would be more than satisfied to write our stories and let someone else push them. Unfortunately, unless you make a lot of money, that simply isn’t an option.

Throughout this series, we’ve taken a look at a lot of marketing avenues.

Courtesy Pixabay – geralt

Yet, one of the most highly recommended and useful marketing tools is a newsletter sent directly to your subscribers.

But how do we build a subscriber list?

Most of us have a newsletter signup form on our blogs or website. And many offer something free in exchange for an email address. That’s really great. But realistically, how many new subscribers do you get each…

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