Today's post comes from Seth Godin, uber-sales guy. What sets him apart from the slick and slimy is that he shows actual respect for human beings. (Among his zillion book titles, my personal favorite title is Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing Out of Sync?)
His message is for us, writer tribe. What is "success?" Here's a confession: Once I received a gorgeous note from someone who'd read my chapbook Bone China. A certain poem helped her through a tough family situation. The next day I got a form rejection from a magazine I was dying to publish in--a magazine that had led me to believe they liked my work. Guess what I spent the next two weeks obsessing over?
In his post The Grateful Dead and the Top 40, Seth wonders whether "Jerry ever got jealous of acts that were able to put songs on the radio. (The Dead had exactly one hit record...) I hope not..." he continues.
If you think your writing career resembles the walking dead, Jerry Garcia will give you something to live for.