Well, I've got my whole life in front of me and I'm ready to start building.
Which brings me to my decision to start blogging again.
When I was living in Scotland I kept a blog so that I could write about my experiences living abroad and keep people updated. As someone who finds comfort in talking things out, I also found it very helpful to write about my ideas having no one close to me present to do so in person.
Once I got home and resumed my normal life, I was without reason to keep blogging. I didn't need to keep people back home updated on my life because I was home and it would be very boring for these people to read about my everyday life experiences.
A blog needs a focus - a certain topic or subject to be centered on.
Well, as I said, my life focus has changed - and so - my blog's focus has changed.
"Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look?"
- Paperback Writer by The Beatles
The new topic of discussion: My writing. Yup, I'm writing about my writing. More specifically, my children's books. Well, as of now, just book.
|The cover of my book|
I used a self-publishing, print-on-demand company called AuthorHouse. This company has published some famous books such as Legally Blonde and has worked with some famous people; my personal favourite, John Mellencamp. The people that work with you in submitting, designing, and ordering your book are very helpful and all seem genuinely interested in creating the best results for you.
As of now, there is only one hard copy of the published book. However, today I purchased 165 copies through the company and they are supposed to be mailed to me within the next two weeks.
"I need a break and I want to be a paperback writer"
I have been working in the food service industry for - what it seems like - my whole life and I although I love a lot of aspects of the work, it is not my passion; not the career I want for myself. I am not sure if I'll be able to make a career out of being a children's book author but I am going to take a stab at it. Who knows, I could become the next Robert Munsch or, even better, J.K. Rowling.
So, I will now be using this writing space to record all of my experiences in the journey towards becoming a successful, published author.
If you are interested in purchasing my book online please visit my book's page on the AuthorHouse website.
Or you can wait until I get the copies I have ordered in the mail and get a signed copy personally from the author!