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09 May

                                  The Joy Of Writing And Publishing Your Own Books


It is early May 2020 and the deadly pandemic, Coronavirus, have us all in the grip of lockdown. I've missed the launching of my latest children's book, I mourn the fact that all my book signing venues have been cancelled, and most of all, I miss the interaction of my talks on The Joy Of Writing.


But every cloud has a silver lining, and I now have the time to indulge in something that I've been wanting to do for ages — write a weekly Blog. I know from the many discussions that develop at my talks, there are a huge number of people out there who want to write a book. Some make a start but then allow the concerns of getting their work published to diminish their initial creative determination. I too went through the same see-sawing of emotions but believe me, when your first  book finally arrives from the printers,  you will realize it was worth it and feel a real sense of achievement. So don't give up and don't give in.


I am now starting out as, The New Kid On The Blog, so this will be a two-way deal, OK. You can criticise, comment or offer your support after reading my Blogs. And I in turn will do my best to point you in the right direction when it comes to guidance, helpful tips and encouragement for getting your first book into print.  My Blog will be constructed once a week on my website and the post will be shared to my timeline on FaceBook and to my Twitter page.  Each post will reveal my mindset and reasoning behind each of the eleven books I have written.

Following on from that, I will share my personal experiences on how, and why, I decided to become an independent publisher, and self-promoter of my work — a journey that requires determination and a modicum of seized opportunities. 

However, dear would-be writers, the fulfilment and joy to be gained from this creative journey, is worth every ounce of effort spent and every single pound invested. Not in terms of monetary reward, although I am working hard on that score, and who knows your story may turn out to be the next best seller; but because of the many health benefits there are to be gained from feeling self-confident, self-determind and creatively fulfilled, and writing delivers them all.                                                  
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