When I wrote my first novel 3 years ago, I had visions of writing the "All American Novel". Reality presented me with "Just an American Novel". Still, I did rather well -- and that book, "Blood and Venom" generated an opportunity to ghost-write a book for a family. I made more money writing the family biography than my novel!
However - I was hooked!
Three years later, I've finished my ninth book. I am finally figuring out my goals and marketing plan. Gone is the idea of NY Times Best Seller. Now, I just want to supplement my retirement in 20 years. That's it. And I'm happy with that idea. If I have 20 books (a reasonable number for me to write), I will bemakinganice
The history of electricity in America carries some weight for the United States as the Federal Government dies a painful death at the hands of the GOP and rabid Tea Party zealots. The chief of whom is a lobbyist named Grover Norquist.
Oh, by the way. Grover Norquist often boasted:
"I'm not in favor of abolishing the government. I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub."
I remember my mother saying early into WWII people didn't know if America could even win. The early losses against the Axis powers (Kasserine Pass, Pearl Harbar, Bataan) demonstrated America was not infallible. My mother said she would walk to school and she recalled the time she saw the first gold star in a window. That meant a son was killed. And then she saw more and more and the months went by. Eventually, some homes had 3 gold stars in the windows. Sons that never would come home.
So, I see the trouble in my country now, and some would try to frighten me into believing America has never faced such issues. Well, America is the people. And the people have faced horrible terror before. And the people have championed.
We've overcome many depressions. We've overcome a horrible civil war. One of the bloodiest wars in the world. We've overcome slavery, and segregation. We've overcome child labor, and company stores. We've overcome revolutionary war. Americans are champions. We are not quitters. We eventually get tired of fear mongers and caste them aside and rally to truth and CONQUER our problems. So I woke up this morning and knew my country would solve the problems of this hour, because America has solved far worse.