Orange is Creativity, Brown is Strength
Per the color theory, orange is associated with creativity and joy, while brown symbolizes strength, and reliability. It fits perfectly within the scope of the writers.
As a Cleveland Browns fan, I’ll be the first one to tell you brown symbolizes strength. Can anyone think of a more snake-bitten franchise in sports? The Drive, the Fumble, the Move, the 0-16 Season, the list goes on.
You may also think I have a bias, and I do, but for the writer, orange is a given; creativity and the joy of creating.
Why else do I write?
Well, to spread the Libertarian belief, but to do so from a creative standpoint. Who the hell wants to read about politics these days that contradict the Always Trumpers and Never Trumpers?
So, why not create a story out of it?
To me, it takes a lot of mental strength to write, and even more mental strength to make a living and eventually a career from writing. Strength and reliability. Strength and reliability. Have the strength to seek and find reliability in writing.
Brown is a perfect fit. It’s a perfect fit.
Face it, to write, and to want to write for a living, it’s going to mean a lot of late nights, early mornings, and early on a Dreaded Day Job (DDJ), where many would rather do without.
About the DDJ
I posted about a week and a half ago about the story of Riesbecks and how “Mr. Patterson,” the landlord of the place and corporate monopolist, might I add, the abysmal, reckless, father-of-a-drug-dealer-who-enjoys-favored-status had raised the rent to such a crazy level they’re on the verge of closing.
And it’s why the DDJ isn’t just something one dreads…I received the opportunity to get to know many miserable souls whilst working there from 2011 to 2012, many of whom are still there and might be unemployed due to a greedy monopolist by the end of the year. Furthermore, it’s a single stream of income people rely on.
Let me reiterate: It’s a SINGLE stream of income.
And that’s where creativity and strength come into play for the writer.
Our products, as the great Joanna Penn states, can give us multiple streams of income if we play our cards right. I have one book out, but they’re in two different formats (e-book and paperback).
That’s two products.
I already have two streams of income, but as they’ve only been out thirteen days, I haven’t made too much money yet, but that’s okay, it’ll come later. This is scalable income and I’m in it for the long haul.
The Great Day Job (GDJ) is what we’re all fighting and striving for. Better yet, the GDJ can give us multiple streams of income. As for Northern Knights, the book is currently on Amazon, but this was planned, as I look to open publish November 1st, the same day Swords of Destiny gets released, which is Book Two in the Lord of Columbia Series.
Further, I’m open-publishing both, which will mean Amazon, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, and Google will all get their dose of Northern Knights, Swords of Destiny, and other smaller works will be coming, too, all of which are part of the same world Northern Knights and Swords of Destiny take place in.
Creativity Plus Strength
Creativity Plus Strength is definitely the key here, and one might add patience in as well, as it takes a long time, and I mean a long time, to build and grow an audience. For those of you who write romance or something similar, your road is going to be a little easier.
For those like myself who have political meanings within their works, which are really political manifestos, the road is naturally harder because both the Right and Left are never thrilled with such ideologies like Libertarianism…preaching freedom in today’s world is the eighth deadly sin!
Bonus News: Comeback Kid on Hold
Earlier, I talked about possibly releasing a work called Comeback Kid, and I plan on doing so, in time. However, the project is currently on hold as I’m putting all of my strengths into Lord of Columbia, both the main and the novella series, Book One of which is linked to the bottom of this page as a freebie if you join my mailing list!
I do plan on going through with Comeback Kid, but possibly under another name as a form of supplemental income, just so Todd Matthews (my real name) can identify with Lord of Columbia and only Lord of Columbia.
And with that I’d like to thank all of my readers for their continued support, please come back soon!
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