Sate (v): 1. to satisfy (any appetite or desire) fully. 2.to fill to excess; surfeit; glut.
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Thank you to Hope Roberson for the sunshine award! I'm still smiling.
Books vs. Fish
The thought of books being like fish came to me last week. The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. So, here are my thoughts on why books are like fish:
* there are plenty of fish in the sea with millions being born each year
* many books available to buy, with millions being published each year
* schools of fish survive longer than singled out ones
* authors with larger backlists have greater chances of survival through sales
* fish often attract mates through display of their colours, size, strength
* books attract readers (their mates) with beautiful and well designed covers
* fishing takes patience
* finding a good book and being published takes patience
* a good hook will catch a good fish quicker
* a good blurb will catch a reader quicker
* a fish that's thrown back in the sea is lucky to live
* a book that's picked up by a new reader is lucky to live
* fish will lay many eggs to increase its chances of survival
* a writer will continue writing, increasing their word count and number of titles to survive
* it takes luck not to be eaten by a bigger fish
* it takes luck for a small author to be discovered amongst the big ones
So, are you a shark or a sardine? I'm a carp, hoping to be a barracuda by the end of the year:)
Will you be swimming with us for the A-Z Challenge this April?