It was February 2014 when my kids and I went to Atlanta, Georgia for a book signing event that I first heard Katy Perry’s song, ‘Roar’. At the time, I didn’t think anything about the song other than I liked it very much. Little did I know at the time, but this would become my theme song very soon.
Through the next few years, I had to develop a very tough skin and learn to speak/roar. Business is a beast so I needed to become a beast in return! Being a new author in an ocean full of other writers overwhelmed me, and being a trusting person, I was taken advantage of many times before I learned the hard lessons.
Back to Katy Perry’s song. When I heard the song again a few years later, I decided to view it on YouTube. What I saw was a short film attached to the song. It was like viewing myself as I was exploited by a publisher, then abandoned in a jungle of wild animals who wanted the same piece of meat. The same miracle in the film happened to me. I began to make friends with my rivals and we learned to help each other.
Today I roar for others as well as myself. Creative minds must stick together to survive this dog-eat-dog business life.
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