Do You Have a Story Inside You?
How many times in your life have you told yourself that you will write a book someday? I did since I was a teenager. Reading books was fun, but I always thought it would be a kick to write my book sometime in the future. I wrote a book eleven years ago and self-published it myself—all for the sake of doing just that. Much later on, I thought it was a waste of time and money since the book didn’t get much visibility and bring me much profit. This is probably the number one reason people don’t want to write a book or share a story hidden inside them.
Well, I have news to share! All the efforts on my first book were not a waste of time or money. It was an investment for me! I had a story inside me that I shared with the world, whether it had mass visibility or not. It built me up and gave me courage. I did it! That was all I wanted. At the time when my book was published, I was delighted and proud.
It was later that I realized that I needed to market my book. And this book was not going to sell by itself just because I published it and distributed it to bookstores. Marketing and advertising are the following steps to making your book visible to the masses. I learned that the hard way.
Although, putting it into perspective is the essence of this blog. I did regret I didn’t market my book, but knowing what I know now, it was not a complete loss. I still have my book and all my ideas intact. I can republish it with additional and updated information with a new book cover. Besides all the revisions, I realized that my story was still told and put into a book. I shall remain proud that I shared what I kept inside me.
If you have a story inside you, I highly recommend sharing and putting it into a book. Even if it’s just for yourself, it is out there and no longer inside you. So relinquish your story! Write to your heart’s content and share it with the world!
Blog by K.L. Estrada, Author of Wallflower Pen Pals
Go to my website to learn more: www.klestrada.com