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​“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

​“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” ― Stephen King

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April, 2014 - Day and time impending.

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   Do you want to learn how to self publish your work? I did it, and so can you. Let me help walk you through the process.

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      Have you ever been rejected? Not just from a publisher, but by anyone? It can get to you, but the main key is to stand tall. Not everyone will like your books, your articles or even you. It's part of life, and we all deal with it. When I wrote my first book, "The Key" I felt so special. I kept telling myself, "I did It!" And I did, but what I learned was enough to make me want to crawl under a rock and hide. I had so much to learn and had the choice to hide under that rock or keep trying. 

       I had always pictured authors as someone who could sit down and write a perfect book the first time around, but what I didn't know is that there's no one who can do that. It was my mind set, it was how I pictured them. I also had no idea how many times they got rejected. Stephen King is a good example. I could never imagine anyone like him being rejected, but he was. I love his books and I'm glad he didn't give up. We have to stand tall and keep after it. I realized one day that I have something in common with Stephen King. "We didn't give up." 

     Yes he got a publisher and I didn't. The point I'm getting at is, we all face the same road. We have a dream and we go for it, and most of us get knocked down. The difference is not so much who got to the finish line first, but who did finish. I'm not where I want to be, but I'm not where I use to be. I'm sure you've heard that saying. But it's true. We can either do it or give up. I have choose to not give up. I decided that if I want to write a book, I'll just do it. I'm learning as I go along that highway, but I don't have to stand on the corner and look around at all the others who made it to the big city, and wonder why I"m not there with them. I'll get there at my own pace. Keep that in mind when you feel like you want to give up. 

     In a nut shell, if you want to be an author, you can do it. Don't worry about what other people think, and don't let anyone tell you that you're not good enough. It's true that some people are better at what they do than others, but your perfect just the way you are. Could you imagine what this world would be like if we were all the same? We'd read the same kind of books and be bored out of our minds, so write the book you want, self publish if your rejected and be proud of your accomplishment. If I can do it, you can. Keep writing and following your dreams.

Self Publishing
My Way
Or The Highway?