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I had wanted to write a story about love for almost a year but every time I started it, I struggled. Then I lost my sister. She died of congestive heart failure. It was a tough time, and I was gutted I could not go home to Canada to be with my family because of the pandemic.
When she passed, I completely stopped writing for three weeks. Then one morning, I said to myself, Colinda you have to write today. It doesn't have to be your book. It can be anything. I took my journal and sat in the sun and these two questions came to me; what do you want in life and what do you want from this book? The answers flew onto the paper, I want to be love and I want this book to spread love. And that was it, after that it flowed. My book is based on a thirty-one-day challenge I created and completed. I gave myself 10 simple acts of love to do daily for a month and recorded all the observations and results. It was phenomenal and forever changed my life. Yet, I quickly discovered the words were only one aspect of the book.
I love the resources available on the ALC and find them incredibly useful. The 3 Phases of Book Marketing program exposed me to teachings, guidance and input from other authors that was not only inspiring, but also very helpful. It provided the motivation I needed to move forward on the writing and publishing path. In addition to the book marketing training, I get so much out of the webinars. The webinars are a great way to learn and pick up useful tips and guidance on such a vast array of topics. The instructors are always well-informed and easy to understand.
My advice for other aspiring authors is to believe in yourself, trust yourself, and do not beat yourself up when life gets in the way of your writing. But be cognizant when you are getting in the way of your writing. We can be our biggest blocks, and sometimes we need to just set the pen to paper or fingers to the keyboard to prove ourselves wrong.
If you are meant to do this, you will.
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