Thursday, January 24, 2013
I’m finally beginning to feel like a real author. In all the times I’ve thought about and kinda tried to do this, it’s always been so daunting. I told myself that this time, I was going to make it easier on myself. I was going to find like-minded people and try not to be such a loner.
In saying that, I was invited Saturday to a meeting of the KIW group here in Kentucky. They are the Kentucky Independent Writers. To say it was mind boggling is an understatement. It gave me the motivation and the hope I needed. It showed me that this can be done. This was a room of people who have done this their own way. Some are published by companies and some are completely self-pubbed. Either way, this was a group of successful people who are breaking down doors and doing things the way they want to.
I walked out of that meeting with a completely different mindset. Instead of thinking of everything that I don’t know. I now have an idea of what I have to do and how much work this is going to be. Is it going to be hard work? Yes. Am I willing to put in that work? Yes.
After this meeting and the self-pub class I took last week, I now have a business plan. After all, writing for yourself is a business and should be treated as such. I’ll share that in my next blog post.
I have never been more excited about what the future is going to bring me with this endeavor. I know it’s going to be hard and I might not be successful, but then again I could be. I could be a six-figure earner in three years. No matter what – I’m gonna be happy and this is what does it for me!