Three years ago, I embarked on the journey to becoming a self-published author. I didn’t think it was possible and was caught on the notion that I needed a publisher and agent to be a ‘real’ writer. I had no clue how to publish a book, nor did I have a sustainable plan to start a business. All I felt was that I wanted to write. I love the art of writing, and once I started, I couldn’t stop. I learned how to self-publish, maintain a website, build an audience and manage every aspect that came with being an independent author. The process was and still comes with challenges; however, one thing kept me going even when I felt lost. Trust. Once I wrote my first poem, I received ideas for the rest. When I published my first book Virgo’s Carousel, I thought of my next project and worked slowly, accepting the challenges and knowledge that came in the process. Thirteen books later, I’m still learning about the business and myself. It’s never too late to start on your goals. There will be challenges along the way, and sure, sometimes you will feel like giving up but don’t succumb to the fear and the doubt. Life is to be lived how you want it to be. Just take it one step at a time.
Until next time.