A glass frog or a glass ceiling
As an author who happens to be a frog, I have certain obstacles when it comes to promoting my books. Those obstacles, or impediments, can be called a glass ceiling. Glass ceilings are usually a term that is used when referencing the challenges that women and minorities face in the workplace. As a frog, and certainly as a frog author, I guess I can count myself among the minority groups. But I've never met a challenge that I didn't want to face head-on. Yes, it would be MUCH easier if those challenges weren't there but if everything went smoothly all the time, how we grow and learn to extend ourselves? This might not be true for everyone, in every situation but, for me, I try to appreciate and, dare I say, be grateful for my obstacles. Without them, I might become complacent. And that's never good, in any aspect of life or business. I am truly grateful whenever I sell a book and I truly enjoy giving other authors encouragement. I don't see them as my competition, but as co-travelers who are trying to navigate the same, scary road of self-publishing that I am. It's nice to know we don't walk..or hop..alone. And as for the glass frog, I'm not sure I would want to have my innards exposed; if you saw my insides, you might be surprised! I wish you all a weekend filled with joy and happiness!
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Land of Lily Pad's first published author. I enjoy writing fun and educational books for kids. My blog is for you parents; the kiddos might like some of them, too. As always, everything I write is family-friendly, so don't hesitate to share my messages with everyone. I hope you find them helpful and maybe even inspirational. Cheers!