Such an exciting week last week as the culmination of over two years work came to life. Finally, I have published my book Out of the Blue on Amazon Kindle.
I think not having an actual physical book felt a bit strange but that may come. Feedback so far is promising and I am now well into my second book.
It brought home to me the realisation of something ,my mum used to regularly say to me. ‘Perseverance pays off” Pushing yourself, when you have lost the will to make any sense of what you are trying to achieve. Rejections from agents who say ‘ lovely read but not for us.’ What does that really mean? It’s too banal? It has no heart? No one seems to know but plenty say it along with many other ambiguous phrases.
The frustration builds because you think you have written something worth a read. Professionals help but each have their own take on how your story should flow.
Taking matters into my own hands, believing the story I have constructed is interesting and uplifting takes a great deal of confidence. Someone asked me what would I feel like if I got bad reviews? Well I guess I shall feel disappointed but everyone has an opinion and you have to harden yourself to the slings and arrows. Being an optimist I am hopeful more readers will enjoy it than loathe it.
In all matters of creating the artist, poet, writer, potter, the list is endless, all have to pull on something deep within them to take the next step.
Yet where would be without creators? Inventors? Risk takers? Striving for something new and innovative, to further strides in medicine, sustainability, a better way of living.
My head is above the parapet. Nettie Anderson has boldly gone where many others have gone before. Exhilarating and at the same full of doubt and anxiety. Much like my heroine Daisy.
She found her way into the light and I am ever hopeful that my writing finds its way into the light. I shall keep up with persevering because that was a great piece of advice my mother gave me.
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