I love the way the caterpillar in the Disney version of Alice in Wonderland asks this question — Who are you?
While writing a book about my long pursuit of a writing career, images of books about the writing life zipped through my mind. Books flashing New York Times Bestselling Author or Over 1,000,000 Copies Sold.
Usually, people clamor to read books by those who are recognized in public life — bestselling authors, award-winning actors, well-known politicians, and top-of-their-game athletes.
I’m not a bestseller. I haven’t sold 1,000,000 books. I haven’t sold 100,000 books. Yet. But I finally decided that’s exactly why writers would be interested in my experience. Because I’m not there yet. Because they can relate. Because my day-to-day looks more like theirs.
My path to becoming a self-published writer was a long and winding road. I’ve made a thousand mistakes along the way. I felt driven to let other writers know that when they’re bombarded with advice clothed in success stories, it might seem easy for everyone but them, and for me, it was anything but easy.
So I wrote it. The book answers that question – Who are you? It offers lessons learned and help for surviving discouragement. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it.
The book is now available as an ebook on Amazon