I came across a news story today. While ostensibly written to extoll the generosity of a recent big Powerball jackpot winner, tucked into the article was something that made my little Indie writing ears turn pink with pride!
I have to preface this by saying I’m your typical squirrelly sort of writer. Obsessing about checking sales figures, and not eating, drinking or sleeping until a chapter gets finished, the article gave me a new perspective on things. Who knew there was more to this writing game?
The story mentioned the plight of East Millinocket. Known as “the town that paper made,” it seems that East Millinocket was suffering from hard times. In fact, the paper plant that gave the city its slogan, was closed down. However, the local worker experienced their own struck of luck when help came from a surprising source: Fifty Shades of Grey.
This appeals to my sense of order and need for justice enormously. It tickles my fancy and allows me to focus on something other than me. I’m hoping this post does that for some of you, too. So when times are tough, dig down and consider that you just might accomplish something incredibly noble by sitting in your pajamas, swigging down coffee and ignoring paying those pesky light bills. You could be saving a town.