I am super excited to bravely hand over my very first manuscript to my Editor. My Editor has read the manuscript and is now starting work on the editing stage.
It was amazing to discuss the story with her. She is the only other person on this planet that has read the contents of my first book. At first I was nervous to hear her thoughts, she can relate to the story and found it very interesting to read my perspective.
I patiently await her edits and each edit I can manually agree or disagree to, who knew editing a book could be so much fun.
We are still to decide the exact title. I have hundreds of ideas but none that are a definite yet.
I am finding my awakened writing journey, one of the most amazing discoveries. I have realised I have always written to get my emotions on the page. I have journalled throughout key times in my life but had never given one moments thought as to why I was truely doing it, I just did it.
My decision to write a book came from many years of people hearing my life stories and saying “you ought to write a book” but I knew this was a pipe dream of mine. One that would never come to fruition.
One day the universe sent me a sign that I should write a book and that day was just a normal day, well not completely normal, I was learning reiki energy healing on that day, but none-the-less, nothing out of the ordinary in the grand scheme of Sarah’s crazy life.
Never ever did I realise the journey I would begin on my writing journey! The problem with me, well it is not a problem, perhaps a blessing, I have to give 150% to anything I do…. so I have started signing up to anything to do with writing. I have attended writing events, workshops, courses, and the speaker would refer to the audience as “authors”. I smirked to myself but grew to like this title…. author, yes, why not!
I am in the majority in the saboteur thinking pattern, “but I am not an author, who will buy my book?” but the further I travel down the writing rabbit hole the more confident I become that most that decide on these courses to write a book, have no clue where to start. I am confused. My problem is I do not know when to stop!
I have so much to say but fear I have no writing skills to write a book. Admittedly I did very well at school in English but I am no editor and would not have a clue how to make a book flow. I certainly have the content, far too much content!
I am excited by this new passion and I am throughly enjoying getting my thoughts out of my head. I truely hope you enjoy reading what I write. Any advise on finding a good editor would be most appreciated.
Ok so I am shiny brand new to this blogging world and I have just laughed at my stupidity and wished to share with you incase you too may make the same mistake. If you hear how silly I have been you may not make the same mistake. I have been adding tags with a hashtag infront of the text and could not work out why when published they had two hashtags! Durrr! Now I realise you don’t need to type a hashtag it adds it automatically, fancy that?! 🙈
I shall now spend my friday night deleting hashtags! 🥂
I did wonder why I had zero followers, I thought it may be down to my poor writing skills. 🙊
Several years ago I decided that one day I would love to write my own book. It was a flaky, dreamy comment and at that moment it had no strength or commitment behind it. To try to add some umph to my decision I bought an Usbourne kids book titled ‘Write Your Own Story Book.’ This book, along with my dreamy idea has sat on the shelf for many years collecting dust…
Until years later, having shared snippets of my life’s stories with others many have said “you should write a book.” I have just shrugged each comment off, thinking most would say the same about their own life.
It was only many more years later after experiencing what I thought was now worth writing about, that when I heard the comment once again, it was asthough the universe were sending me a thunderbolt of word power that cleared my dusty shelf and awoke the hidden author in me!
152,000 words have flowed through me onto the computer and I am currently in the editing stage of trying to make sure it all makes sense before I dare to share.
I have heard so many people say “I would love to write a book but I can’t” They will never do so. Every author started with the same thought, then they became authors. Do not let fear stop you from achieving your dreams.