I never thought that when I started writing my book that I would get more than I bargained for. It’s amazing what you can learn about yourself just by writing a story that really had nothing to do with you! Feeling as though I kept hitting a brick wall I pushed through each chapter without realizing it was actually teaching me a lesson I hadn’t prepared for.
I have taken roughly about 4 weeks off from writing due to trying to figure out where I wanted to take my book along with that thing called life that happened. I want to take my time and get my groove back or so to speak.
I realized when I started writing that it wasn’t going to be a piece of cake but at the same time I thought I could have this wrapped up within a reasonable period of time. Well needless to say I am working on month number 4 and only on chapter 8.
For some people writing may all be about the money but for me, it’s not. It takes a lot of work along with time and effort and I wanted something for me. I am raising 3 girls, homeschooling one of them due to her disability and running my facebook page and blog. Time definitely isn’t always by my side but I push through.
There is a drawback when writing your own book and it’s not a fun job. In order to promote your writings and your book, you need to be persistent with friends and family about reading the material. You need to find a base and keep at it. I find it very hard to engage on WordPress to keep people interested, maybe because it’s a blog and not so much a book promotion well at least not for me. I use my facebook page which has reached over 315 likes and followers.
I am thankful for those that have taken the time to sit and read certain chapters or just giving me some input on how to improve. To those who struggle DO NOT give up and try to remember it does take time, it’s not a quick process that you can just rush through. Always think positive because negativity can be a downfall that is hard to recover from.