Ever since I was a little girl, I have dreamed of being a published author.
The year I was nine, a poem of mine was published in the Pacific Grove’s very own Poetry Shell AND I got to have lunch with the editor, Lois who happened to be a PG resident like my great-grandmother. I interviewed her over a milkshake. It was a sunny day in Pacific Grove, which was notoriously foggy more than any other weather. To me, Lois was an inspiration. She told me to never stop writing.
She was the first of many teachers/mentors to encourage me.
So much has changed since “then.” We all know what I am talking about.
There are infinite platforms to “Just Do It.”
Nothing stops one from publishing themselves, but themselves.
I embrace blogging as I do because it offers so much immediate gratification. Perhaps it is because I have written in journals so many years and learned to type fast enough to keep pace with most of my thoughts, that it is easier for me than some BUT…
If you will get out of your own way, and develop a writing practice and get support and mentoring from an enthusiastic “posse” of one or more, you too can gain a new level of comfort with writing for your well-being or your business.
It doesn’t matter if you think your story of what you learned about (fill in the blank) has been told a hundred times by “better” writers.
Your story is unique to you. Your voice is unique to you. Just get yourself started.
And seeing yourself as an important voice that deserves to be fully self-expressed is what my work in this world is all about.
As your Self and with a Sense of Self.
For business, for spirit, for entertainment, for whatever you decide.