“Your happy ending may not be what you expect, but that is what will make it so special.”
~ Mary Margaret, Once Upon a Time, “Going Home,” Season 3, Episode 11, ABC
What this quote means to entrepreneurial authors:
I liken the “happy ending” to your success: It may not end up looking exactly like you expected, but it will be special and fulfilling.
Don’t get married to a specific idea of what your author-focused business will look like. The world and your readers are evolving. The way you share your content and your message with them is going to have to change and evolve with them.
What is more important than the way your business platform is structured, which model it uses or the channels by which you receive income, is your message, your legacy. What transformation are your gifts bringing to the world? Your mission in this life is to deliver that transformation.
And don’t think that just because you are a novelist, a short story writer, a poet, a memoirist or whatever label you’ve given your writing that you can’t offer transformation. You can … and you do.
Jean M. Auel’s Clan of the Cave Bear changed how I expressed my spirituality. I’ve received life-changing “ah ha!” moments reading poetry. Reading memoirs has change my life.
All writers offer transformation through their work.
So focus on getting your message out there to your tribe of readers. Deliver that message in any and every way that makes sense for your audience. Do this and you will experience your unique, wonderful and satisfying “happy ending.”
Now its your turn:
How do you think this quote applies to your life and business? How are you pursuing your “happy ending”? Do you agree with my point of view … or not? Share your advice, experience and wisdom in the comment box below.