Day: November 15, 2017

365 Challenge: Day 248 – Medium

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Medium: (a) halfway between two extremes of size or another quality; average, (b) psychic, or (c) an agency or means of doing something


I had a few items on my mind for today’s 365 Daily Challenge word, and when I thought about how to connect it together, the word ‘medium’ quickly came to mind. Here’s why:

  • Medium as Average
    • I’ve posted before that I have always felt average, which in my mind is a good thing. It means you do well in some things, you are improving in others and you are the all-around good person in all that you do. That’s me! I like it.
    • Lots of book reviews are coming in and it’s kind of nerve-wracking to see people’s thoughts and opinions. Sometimes it’s just ratings without any explanation. On the Amazon and Goodreads scale of 1 to 5, the middle / medium / average would be a 3, which usually means the person thinks it’s a good book you’d probably recommend. I give 3’s out all the time to books I enjoyed but didn’t totally move me for any particular reason. As my book reviews come in, I see a string of 5’s, then 3’s and some 4’s. All in all, it’s averaging a 4.6 with about 75 reviews so far. I shouldn’t be so worried, but I am because it’s about my work. Then I remember… I’m new, it’s a debut and I like medium!
  • Medium as Psychic
    • I’ve gone to a few psychic readers in the past, mostly out of fun. I’m not really sure I believe in it wholeheartedly, but I also don’t know enough about the subject. I find it fascinating and like to see how each performs, thinks, delivers and reads to the patrons.
    • Both psychics told me I would publish books — without any prompting. Maybe they read something into my clothes or words and figured it out. Who knows… but I love hearing other people’s thoughts on the whole psychic medium.  Please share if you believe, attended or dislike!
  • Medium as Form for Artists
    • Artists have different mediums they work in. Today, I want to share two (2) new mediums in which you can check out related to Watching Glass Shatter news.
      • Conscious Talk Magazine: An excellent online journal and magazine with all the typical features, news and information… however, it has even more than that. I’m a big fan already and the best part… some of our fellow bloggers work there as writers and editors. I will be doing a spot on them in the coming week, but you should check out an article written by the lovely Didi Oviatt, who happens to be this coming Friday’s Author Alert. You can read a fun message from me about the book and my life via this link. And just to make your world spin a little, today’s Blog Tour Poster (11) is Jina, who is also a writer at the magazine.
      • Artist First Radio Broadcast: An internet radio station that has over a million subscribers. They have 90K listeners to their Author’s First segments which air on Tuesdays. I was the guest last night talking all about my family life and the family drama in the book. You can listen to my interview with the amazing DJ — you will love his charismatic voice — via this recording.


What a word! MEDIUM: share a little bit about all of today’s topics. What’s on your mind?


About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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Watching Glass Shatter: Blog Tour Day 11 – Authors Inspirations

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It’s Day 11 on the Watching Glass Shatter Book Blog Tour and our host is Jina from Authors Inspirations. If you haven’t met Jina, you need to check out her post below, then meander all about her site. She’s a prolific writer and magazine columnist with excellent articles about what’s happening around the world today, stories about writers and other wonderful content. I am very appreciative of her great review of my book and her fantastic post today. Thank you, Jina!

As a reminder, yesterday was the radio interview I had with Artist First network. If you missed out on the LIVE show, you can listen to the recording via this link. It’s just under one-hour and you’ll hear my voice for the first time!

via Watching Glass Shatter – author interview and blog tour