So You Wanna Be An Author?
Reading and writing have always been two of my biggest loves. So much so that I used to think listing them as interests was boring because, surely, everyone feels that way (I’m dead serious).
In fact, I’ve always known that I wanted to write a book. I’m a book junkie. I come from a long line of literature hoarders and I’ve got some stories piled up that are just waiting to be bound between the covers of a book.
You get it, right? Books = my thing.
But up until a few weeks ago, I hadn’t put a lot of time or energy into the prospect of doing it because it seemed like one of those distant plans that may or may not ever eventuate.
Even a few days ago, I was sure self-publishing would require a serious amount of capital behind it.
And something changed.
I read High: A Party Girl’s Guide To Peace by Tara Bliss and, for the first time in my life (more on this in a sec), I realised that I wasn’t devouring her book and thinking, ‘oh wow, she’s so amazing, I could never do that.’ Instead, I found myself thinking, ‘This is something I could absolutely do.’
When I saw that Tara was running a workshop called, ‘So You Wanna Be An Author‘, it seemed ridiculous not to go and pick her brain about something I had watched evolve over the past year or so via her blog into a REAL LIFE BOOK that I held in my hand.
I had a sneaking suspicion that ‘So You Wanna Be An Author‘ was going to be one of THOSE days. You know the ones that are difficult to describe as anything but magical?
The second I walked into the beautiful BodyMindLife yoga studio, I already knew I was in the right place. I entered the meditation room and Tara welcomed me with the warmest of hugs, as though we were old friends and, as the day progressed, my intuition was proven right over and over again.
:: A day spent with a group of wonderfully passionate and driven women, what a blessing.
:: Tara sharing – with so much heart and honesty – how High came into being made it real for me. More than it ever had been.
:: Getting to work with our post-it notes, we wrote various parts of our books and our outlines.
We did the thing that is usually the hardest to do in a space lit up with inspiration and energy.
We got started.
And now, I know one thing for sure, I’m writing a book.
I will be a published author in the not-too-distant future.
And what better way to make sure I do it than to declare it right here and make it happen.
Want to know what my book will be about?
+ It will be a book for women urging them not to shrink in the presence of other women or to ever think that someone is amazing and capable of something that they are not.
+ It will include my story, with far too many examples of how I learnt to do this from such a young age (the kind you’ll have to read to believe) AND how I broke free from it.
+ It will be a way to help beautiful, funny, smart, talented, incredible women that they are the sun, the leading lady, the centre of their own life and the only thing stopping them from doing anything,
And if you’re interested in getting updates on the book’s progress, make sure you sign up to my newsletter (in the box below) because that’s where I’ll be sharing all the best behind the scenes stuff!
Also, if you’ve got a book inside you that needs to see the light, Tara is running her workshop all over the place, so check here for more details, if it sounds like your cup of tea (did I mention it was one of those magical days that can’t really be described any other way).
Have you ever thought about writing a book? What would you write about? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below!