December 21, 2017 A "Why not Try?" Top 10 List December 21, 2017/ Paul Shore What I Uncorked (learned) this year from writing and self-publishing... #10. Being a "struggling artist" is a very real thing!#9. Ten people at a book reading is a "huge crowd".#8. Five sales at a book reading is a "massive sales event".#7. "Don't take 'no' for an answer" applies to this pursuit too!#6. What Petanque lacks in world-wide notoriety it makes up for in intriguing quirkiness and charm.#5. We all need a dose of France and a glass of red wine from time to time!#4. Referring to any art as being "potentially frivolous" can earn a tongue-lashing from a wise cousin.#3. Each reader who posts a review about being touched by or entertained by your writing, makes the work feel worthwhile all over again.#2. If you win an award, you are an "award-winning author" ... so say it. And the #1 thing I learned this year from writing...#1. The process is healthy and rewarding in many unanticipated ways... so if you have ever dreamed of writing, WHY NOT TRY? Happy Holidays,Paul.