Thank you BBC! Day 33
On my morning walk yesterday, I was SO excited.
I was so excited, I thought I would break into a run but then remembered I didn't have my sports bra on and that would be hazardous.
As you'll know from yesterday's blog, on Monday I was on BBC R4 Front Row and asked Kirsty if she would read my book. After the programme I sent an email to the producer offering the idea of a feature. This is what I proposed.
"What if a magician wrote her true story of giving up a corporate career to follow a dream of showbiz, then wrote a raw honest account to inspire everyone struggling to follow their dream and simply get through life.
Then having no work after Covid, she decided to put all her time and dreaming and magical powers of manifestation into the idea of finding a million readers to remind them of magic. After months of work, she just happened to be invited onto the BBC's flagship arts programme and dared to ask the presenter on air to read her book. Kirsty was kind enough to read/ listen to it and loved it. She invited this magician back on and thanks to Front Row, young women struggling with insecurity, people losing their jobs and careers, people who have forgotten to search for the silver lining there always is, read that book and were comforted and encouraged to have hope.
What if that magic really happened?"
I thought that would make an inspiring feature story and gave him the link to the audiobook version.
On return from my walk, I saw a reply in my inbox.
As I read it, I felt embarrassed. The producer wrote that they found my asking Kirsty on air awkward. He was polite but honest.
At first I took his point and felt awful. It knocked all the joyful wind out of my sails. I felt stupid.
I told my friends. My lovely friends. One questioned why an established celebrity can plug their book or film but an unknown magician can't? One suggested that they wanted a 'poor me magician turns pizza delivery driver' click bait and weren't actually interested in supporting the arts, ie me. One suggested that the BBC were invested in spreading covid doom and gloom.
If you know me, you'll know that I will ALWAYS tell a positive story.
That's why this morning, another morning, I am again, SO EXCITED!
Why? Because that knock back from the BBC has inspired me to create my own media channel focusing on positive stories of artists using this time to inspire and entertain the world in a different way!
I'll tell you more tomorrow!
Love love love
So my friends, here is my challenge.
I will share Spun Into Gold - The Secret Life of a Female Magician with over a Magical Million readers.
It's available worldwide in paperback and on audiobook, narrated by yours truly and has received 97% 5 star reviews and lots of personal letters saying how much people have enjoyed it.
and NOW as a downloadable E-Book for £4.99 on my Website Shop.
All that's needed to reach over a million readers is an extra special swirl of golden magic, positive thought and help from my friends.
I promise to bring you my daily efforts and adventures on the path.
I also promise not to give up for one magical year and a day!
Thank you for keeping me company.
Off we go!
A million readers here we come!
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