Wednesday, November 26, 2014

5 Reasons Why I Love Being an Author {Giveaway & Contest: $20 Amazon Gift Card + Purple Moon!}

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It's often easy to become so focused on what we don't have rather than being grateful for what we do have. There will always be new things we want, new levels we would like to reach.

And although there are higher peaks I would love to achieve in my career, I thank God for how far I have come. However, even if I were never published, I would still be grateful for the art of writing, for the outlet to express myself, to create, and for the joy that it brings.

With that being said, here are my top 5 reasons I love being an author:

1. I get to do what I love for a living. 

I literally grew up imagining what it would be like to become an author one day. And now I get to live that dream. Even if I never made an income from writing, I would still write. The fact that I actually get paid for doing what I love is just the icing on the cake. 

2. The endless possibilities are exciting. 

It’s exciting to brainstorm new ideas for books, articles, and promo strategies. Even though being an author does not guarantee a stable income, I don’t think I would do well in a job that was too predictable.

3. I am my own boss.

Although authors do have deadlines, we’re still considered to be our own boss. I am still the one that creates my own schedule and overall career goals, and I love the flexibility that this brings.

4. I have an opportunity to reach out to others. 

This is probably my favorite aspect of being an author. Writing gives me an incredible opportunity to minister to others through the power of the written word. It is also the perfect excuse to speak to teens at schools and homeschool groups, encouraging them to pursue their dreams.  

5. Writing is a perfect career choice for my personality type. 

It doesn’t bother me to stay at home for a few days in a row while working on my book. In fact, as an INFP, I excel—and enjoy—working on my own. (Not to mention, it is also the same personality type as several famous authors, such as C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, etc.)

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Now it's your turn to share your favorite aspects of writing! 

Express your love for this craft in the creative outlet of your choice.

The winners of this contest will receive:
  • 1st place: $20 Amazon gift card + Purple Moon ebook
  • 2nd place: 1 autographed print copy of Purple Moon + sleeping mask
  • 3rd place: 1 ebook copy of Purple Moon

Here’s how you can enter: (And yes, you may enter in more than one category.)

1. Post a creative photo on the social media platform of your choice expressing why you love to write. 
The picture can be of you writing, a handwritten note of your favorite aspects of writing, an inspiration board, etc. In the description of your photo, use the hashtags #WhyIWrite and #PurpleMoonBook. (If you're posting on Instagram, be sure to tag me: @tessaemily.) {+1 entry}

2. Write a blog post sharing your top reasons why you love to write. 
Be sure to link back to this post! {+1 entry}
3. Film a video of you explaining and/or showing why you love to write. 
Be creative! In the description, be sure to include the link to this post, as well as my shared YouTube account: @MoonAndArrowAuthors. {+1 entry} 

** Let me know in the comments if you entered and be sure to include the link to your entry(s). **

I'm looking forward to seeing your responses! =) 

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If you would like to increase your chances of winning a $20 Amazon gift card or a Purple Moon ebook, click here to join the Purple Moon Publicity Team! Three winners will be selected. (And since this giveaway is only open to group members, the chances of winning are high!) 

** All contest and giveaway winners 
will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 17th.** 

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I hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving! =) 

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  1. SO entering this! Here's the link to my tweet:

  2. Ooh, fun! I wrote a blog post at :).

  3. Thanks for the opportunity, Tessa!

  4. Do we need to tag you in our #WhyIWrite tweets?

    1. You don't have to, as long as you use the hashtag #PurpleMoonBook as well. =)

      Thanks for asking!


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