I’m sorry that I promised to blog every month but didn’t. I let a month without blogging slip by, then another month, and another one, and now we’re at five months without any updates! I didn’t want to write something that wasn’t worth reading. I wanted to write the “perfect” post and go over it multiple times, just like I do with my books. Trying to be perfect has made me publish no books or blogs. I keep letting nerves and perfectionism win…
It’s time for a change! I’m starting a publishing challenge right now. My goal is to publish 11 books by December 31st 2024. Once a month I’ll keep you up-to-date on what’s happening.
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Is there anything you’ve been putting off? How did you finally get started?
I can’t believe that it’s been 10 years since I started writing children’s books. In Part 1 I talked about my books while Part 2 focused on what stopped me from writing. In Part 3, I’ll share what my future plans are for the next ten years…
More Mystery Adventures
I really, really enjoy writing mystery adventures. I wrote The Blue Crocodile (starring Jafari, Kendi, Fay and her dog Zoya) and enjoyed the action-packed scenes, the tension, the ups and downs, the suspense. I’ve written another action-packed mystery adventure book starring Mya Dove, her best friends Libby and Jimmy, and the D-twins (Dixon and Daria Davis). I enjoyed introducing my characters to each other! I’d love for both books to become a series someday, but that depends on what you, the readers, want. Maybe one story is enough. Maybe you’ll want more. We’ll see how it goes…
Spread God’s Word
Last year, I became a Christian again. I was away from God for around 20 years, but He welcomed me back with open arms. Yay! I’m planning a Christian children’s book series. It’ll feature two young characters who’ll learn important information, for example, how to get to Heaven, how to deal with bullies, how to pray, etc. I feel that God gave me the ability to write to spread His word. I just didn’t realise that until now.
Stop Hiding Myself
Writing a book is much easier than marketing it. Marketing a book is a bit scary for me. I’m always scared that you won’t like me because my social anxiety makes me come across as a bit strange sometimes, I think. I want to beat my fear of people not liking my books or me. I’ll be marketing more and taking the chance that people out there won’t like my stories. If I hide my work, the people who do like my work will never see it! Now that I’ll also have Christian books, it’s more important than ever to market. Those books will spread God’s word, just like Jesus Christ said we should.
What About You?
How have your last ten years been? Some of you weren’t even alive ten years ago, right? What are your goals for the next ten years? Maybe you’ll become a teenager or graduate from university. Maybe you’ll become a writer like me or start another job. Whatever you’re aiming for, I pray that you’ll reach your goals and discover what God has in store for you. We won’t always get what we want. Sometimes we get something even better…
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