In case some of you didn’t know, I wrote a book. Not a bestselling, New York Times kind of book, but I wrote one, nonetheless.
It’s for sale, if you’d like to purchase it ($2.99 Kindle eBook – click on link below).
Writing a book taught me a lot. More than I thought it would, actually. So here’s some takeaways from the experience:
I was reminded of how incredibly blessed and lucky I am to be surrounded by such wonderful friends and family. Honest, I mean that. If this book has any success, it was because of them. WE can all share in a sense of happiness and achievement together.
Writing a book took way longer than it should have. I say that, but I’m reminded of the Pablo Picasso story where he doodles a drawing on a napkin, and a lady who sees him do it, asks to purchase it. “Sure”, Picasso says. “$5,000”. “What?” the lady says in shock “It only took you 2 minutes to draw that!” "No", Picasso replies, "It took me 60 years to draw that.” Granted, I’m no Picasso, but I guess the book took as long as it needed to take. In hindsight, it really took me 49 years to write.
Writing is hard, and often tedious. Because of that, writers notoriously procrastinate a lot. I learned to start applying self-discipline more than I ever had before.
I wasn’t as good a writer as I had thought, and the editing process reminded me of that. It was a wonderfully humbling learning experience. I have a long way to go.
I made a LOT of mistakes doing this book, both in the writing, and marketing. I loved every one of them though, they all helped me to grow, both as an author and a person.
I guess the experience didn't sullen me too much. I'm already looking forward to my next one!
Let me be your tour guide to life. I'm the author of "Learning to be Human Again", and just like you, I'm still happily trying to figure this wonderful life out.