I am here to tell you to write your book!
You don’t have to be Henry David Thoreau, or John C Maxwell to get your writing published, you just have to be you with a desire to write and share.
You see you have a unique perspective on things. Where you grew up, how you grew up, what school you went to, where you have worked, who your friends are, books you have read and so on all are the ingredients that make you up. No one else has your point of view. Share it!
I am also here to tell you your book and writing does not have to be perfect. You will find, or may have already picked up the fact, I speak and write English like it is my second language, it’s not, but that will not deter me from writing because this is 2018 and there are computer programs and editors for that. I get the red zipper lines (spelling) and the green zipper lines (grammar) all the time. Matter O’fact, I got some right now on this blog. I will not be deterred. I may write Barblish, but I can still be an author!
I love to talk to people. I have met some pretty average people, until we get talking, then I discover really neat things about them, their life and their experiences that would make a great book. You can have too many televisions, but you can’t have too many books. There are short books, long books, books on how to do stuff better, books on DIY, techy stuff, and books on overcoming, achieving and discovering. I have to lose weight, so I already have the title of my book I will write about losing weight, after I lose the weight, I'll write it! When I do write it, it will speak to someone in my way of communicating, help them, and that will make me happy to have added value to or inspired someone wanting to lose weight! (I probably need to put a deadline on that!)
Should you write a book? Well I am old enough to remember when, to get a book published, you had to get a traditional publisher that could be as picky as a 5 year old navigating a salad bar. Its 2018 so you have a few choices in publishing your book. Why leave the fate of your tome, or Five o’clock in the morning musings, to some pencil pusher in a high rise who will probably never read your proposal, never mind read your book. If they rejected J K Rowling, they may reject you. Now that is not so say it is impossible, but being the obstacle slayer that I am, I don’t like leaving things to chance. Just ask my husband of 30 years how we met. (Hint: It was not by chance!) It you want something done, go do it yourself (or ring a doorbell in my husband’s case).
This brings me to self-publishing. Did you know you could self-publish your book and get just one copy, just for you? How cool is that? Your name blazing across the front. You could write a whole book shelf worth of books and there is not one person that can stop you, not one!
....Oops. Yes there is. You. You can stop you. You may have that little inner conversation in your head telling you, you are not good enough, smart enough or that no one cares enough to read your book. I am here to tell you and that inner voice, you are. I am also here to say that if you do have the desire to write a book, then do it. Achieve that dream! Become a publish author. Who knows? You may just have the answer, the story or the idea that will bless others, so why would you keep it to yourself?
Achieving a goal is a powerful thing.
Now if you want to write and self-publish a book, but you would also love to have support and guidance through the process, someone to cheer you on, keep you on track, keep you accountable, and could use a Swiss army knife of ideas to work around obstacles and obstructions, then maybe Your Book Coaches will the perfect team to partner up with to guide you and coach you through the self-publishing process.
The first step to self-publishing is….taking the first step-ACTION!
What are you waiting for? Let’s go!
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Barb Avery is a creator. Whether entrepreneurial or artsy, her mind is always working, solving, thinking, discovering or innovating. She hopes to leave your day a little brighter with her musings.
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