Hello everyone. Wow, I must admit that going into Monday night I wasn’t sure who would walk off with the BCS National Championship. I really thought Alabama had a chance but that LSU would be after blood, big time. What did I learn? Team effort is the key to success. A few weeks back I read an article(yes, I read the sports page first and then the cartoons) on Nick Saban. The author had taken offense to the fan base in Alabama saying that Saban was a genius and nearly worshiping him. The author went on to talk about how someone like Nick Saban hadn’t gotten to where he is just by being himself. He’d had help. I admit I kinda got irritated with the author here, yet I kept reading. I mean, Saban is a good coach no matter what but I wanted to see what the author had to say.
Turns out the author just felt that Saban’s staff and their staff and the people who coached him through the years weren’t getting recognized the way they should. The article’s author pointed out how someone in Saban’s position had a staff behind him that was just as well-organized and coached as the football team they helped. So, compare that to a Best Selling author. Most authors have mentors and peers who have helped them in some way. I myself am no Best Selling Author, yet. However I have a fantastic support system with authors, editors, and friends as well as readers.
Where did I acquire such fantastic support people? In writers associations. I have spent a great deal of my time with the RWA and my local RWA group. In those associations I found people who help me in ways I can’t even describe, from critiquing my work to just a friendly email to see how I’m doing. I met many of these people at conferences and one especially, the Silken Sands Conference.
March is fastly approaching us and it’s time to register for the 2012 Silken Sands Conference. Please take a moment to head over to the site and read over the fantastic line up. If you’ve ever wanted to go to a conference but are scared, Silken Sands is a very easy-going, informative and eye-opening conference.
Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone and remember success is often a team effort, don’t count your team out.
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