Next month I'll be in Columbus, Ohio with Wizard World for another leg of the tour. It's going to be a fun time! William Shatner, Stan Lee, and James Marsters are just a few of the fabulous celebs joining me there. Hope to see some of you there, too! Thank you to all who continue to support my books and other publications that carry my chapters and articles. You ROCK!!! More to come on the publishing front in the coming months! And if you're in NYC next weekend, you just might see me at a Mets game....
Lots of exciting things are in the works for 2013! Wizard World has been a great partner in helping me reach the young audience in terms of how they, too, can follow their dreams and make pop culture and comics a part of their future careers. As I stood in the classroom this week after three months of travel, I told one group of students that having writing skills may be more important than understanding how to build a rocket engine, even though one seems to be more valuable than the other in today's world. "Writing means freedom," was my exclamation to the group of young people, none of whom are pursuing writing professionally. And though there were quite a few skeptics in the audience, by the end of the day, everyone was a believer.
Nothing in our society would exist without first being written down...even the United States. Think about it: without the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, what would America be? It's true for our own lives, too.
Write down your dreams...even if you don't count yourself as a writer. It will help you visualize your success. Do you think the founding fathers of America knew what was going to happen when they penned the Declaration of Independence? No, of course not! But, they knew that if they didn't WRITE DOWN their expectations, their ideas, their vision, none of those things would have the same gravity. And as Sir Isaac Newton proved, the need for gravity is hard to deny.
Thank you, a thousand times, thank you...actually 140,000 times thank you, to all of my loyal readers, my loyal fans. I'm blessed everyday because of you. Because of you, my words matter. And that makes EACH of you as miraculous as the first apple to fall from the tree where Newton sat and began to ponder...and, write!