Quotes from “No Grandma It’s an e-Book!”
Holding a book in your hands that you wrote is a tremendous rush. Hearing that somebody was encouraged, enlightened, or somehow bettered by what you wrote is an even greater thrill. It’s worth everything that you had to endure to cross the “author finish line.”
It is May 2017. Since Jan 2017, I have published four books. I have published a Spanish translation of my second book. I have published two audio books. I have one more audiobook in production. One of these audio books is the audio version of my third book. The book you are currently reading is my sixth book. I am also currently writing three other books, all of which I plan to complete by this summer.
Writing a book may be part of your legacy. It may be the spark that kick starts your career and jolts you out of the grasp of an “average life.” Your book could become a movie and change your address and what you drive. It may meet the motivational, technical, emotional, psychological, creative, spiritual, or academic needs of someone you may never meet. It may be the vehicle to achieving an inner-healing or long-needed purging of some area of your soul. Or it may just warm the heart of a small child. One thing is certain; your book will never do any of these things if it is not written and published.
In addition to just starting to write, you need to develop your confidence. At some point, you have to begin to believe in yourself. Writing my first book gave me confidence. The feedback I got from my editor and the early reviewers of my first book also bolstered my confidence. Sometime after the publication of my first book, I realized that I didn’t need anyone else’s vote of confidence to write a book. I didn’t need to be legitimized by anyone to write the books that were beginning to bubble up in my heart.
I’d like to end this book by encouraging you. If you use the great tools that have been provided in this book, you will be well on your way to success. The fact that you read through this book shows me that you have the type of initiative that will be required to be successful as an independent author. I believe in you. Believe in yourself. Don’t wait to be picked! Pick yourself! Give yourself permission!
Giving myself permission was one of the hardest things I had to do with my first book. My coach LaToya Rosario helped me overcome the fear of not being qualified to write my first book and being afraid of what readers would say.
This is my sixth published book, and I am still learning. You learn as you go. The only way you don’t learn is if you don’t go. No one can win a race by dropping out. There is room in the 5,000 books uploaded daily to Amazon for your book, your voice, your unique insights. Don’t wait until you have “perfected” your skills or your book—push-to-publish!
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