Something awesome happened to me recently.
So when I was in school I used to write for the fun of it. It was a way for me to deal with stress and get my mind off school work and GCSE’s. I kind of got addicted to it and everyday my friends would see me writing so they were like what’s that? So I gave it to them to read to see what they thought.
They loved it, I shall humbly say. I was surprised but delighted and it inspired me to write more as they’d always be like “where’s the next chapter!!”
And with that encouragement I managed to complete two books in quick succession of each other.
Those same friends were then like “you should publish it!” I didn’t know what to think about that, I mean what if people hated it with a passion? I mean I have had a friend who’s hated it and it was not a nice experience but I got over it because she was my friend and she helped me improve. But still what if everyone hates it?
But to quote Drake “you only live once” and I hate the whole YOLO thing but I get the concept behind it. I can’t be scared all my life, I’ve got to take the chance and make the leap so to speak.
But y’all publishing is hard!! You have to find an agent and then that agent has to find you a publishing house to publish you and OMD it was so long it gave me a headache. So I went the self publishing route. You pay for it yourself and as I’m not rolling in it I went with the cheapest, fairest option I could find and that was with authorhouse. I’m grateful to them because even with my little money the book looks DOPE.
I’m not going to lie, when I saw it on amazon I was like AHHHHH this is so COOL!!
It’s expensive but it’s self published and that’s why so sorry to fellow broke people out there. But OMD this is a moment I shall cherish… the day I actually published a book.
I’m glad my friends pushed me into it 😀
I also thank God for helping me complete it 😀