Hi guys. Not much left to say about those Kindles. They’re up for grabs until the 22nd, so if you haven’t entered, please do! Check my former blog entries for details.
I’m going to talk instead about my royalty donation effort. I’m really enjoying this. You see, although it would be great to be a best-selling novelist, I didn’t really get into the writing thing to make money. Most writers don’t, as a matter of fact. Not to say that making money off our writing wouldn’t be great. It would and we all aspire to that, but mostly because if we’re making money, we’re professionals and that means people recognize we have something to say. The more money we make, the more people there are listening to us.
With that in mind, I’ve decided to start a new movement. Beginning in January 2011, I am dedicating a year’s worth of my royalties to charity, a different one each month. Every month I will donate a minimum of $25 to a charity of my choosing, although I will accept suggestions from my blog readers. If my royalties go above $25, I will donate that amount. I’m inviting all of you to join me in this effort. If you’re a published writer, consider donating your royalties (from one month or twelve!) to a charity. If not, blog about this effort or post about it on Facebook. If you are willing to blog about the effort, let me know and I’ll list your website in a special section of my blog titled “HONEOWP” (Helpful Outstanding Novelists, Editors and Others in the Writing Profession), and I’d appreciate it if you’d do the same. I’d like to end up with a network of writers, editors and bloggers who all refer their readers to each others’ sites.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.