The shift in my world is kind of awesome. I’ve gone from being an outsider, to an educator, to an author. I studied the industry, then I taught the industry, and now I’m one of the authors in the industry.
I feel like I’m being swept up in the whirlwind of pages, much like my fine arts image here. I created this years ago when I was first starting my author journey, and now I’m here, right in the middle of it.
Here’s what I’ve learned:
1.) Don’t take the first book deal you get offered before making sure it’s the right fit. It took me a long time to find the right fit. I’m glad I turned deals down and waited for this one.
2.) Embrace social media. I teach social media for a living, I know it’s value. I jumped right into social media the second I was announced and it’s made all the difference.
3.) Let your friends support you. For a long time I hid the fact that I was writing. I wish I hadn’t because the people in my life were such a strong source of support once I let them in. Lean on the people around you-they want to be there for you. If you don’t have friends like that, make new friends. it’s okay to have more than one set of friends.
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