I’m excited to start this series. As I mentioned vaguely in previous posts my ultimate goal for writing is to become a published author. It is a dream of mine that I’ve had for over the past 5 years. It’s been an on and off experience in writing it. But I’ve made the decision to make it a priority in my life.
Rewind 5 years ago, I was getting ready to quit the job I had at the time to start my own business. I took a week off before and had the idea for the book. The little spare time that I had I would write down some bullet points or a few paragraphs. Time was limited. I was talking to VC firms trying to gain funding, looking at properties and a million other things involved with starting a business. But that is another story.
Fast forward to about two months ago. I realized that something in my life was lacking. Expression. I had gotten so caught up with the tasks of my business life that I wasn’t giving myself a balance in my life. I’m a workaholic to put it lightly, if I want something I make it happen. But that same attitude created a void that made me not feel a deep sense of fulfillment. Something that every person desires.
I was going through some filing cabinets that I had, cleaning out years worth of notes, documents and various notebooks that I had (I handwrite almost everything). There it was the notebook of my book notes that I had. I put it on my desk with the thought of getting back to after all of these years. It didn’t happen.
It wasn’t until I read Finding your passion that I realized how much I missed writing in the creative sense. After finishing the book I decided then I would make the time to finally write my book.
Originally I named the book, Keep Breathing: Going from rock bottom to living your wildest dreams. After looking over some of the notes and a lot of brainstorming I realized that I couldn’t fit everything I wanted into one book. It would be way too long. So I decided to break it up into three separate books.
I’m going to make it a series. Keep breathing series. Why keep breathing because if you’re still breathing there is still hope for you to live a better life. These are going to be self-help books. It is my favorite genre and reading self-help has made a massive transformation in my life.
Right now I am working on the first book in the series. Want to know the title of it?
Rock Bottom: Rise From The Ashes. Rejuvenate Your Life
The book is about how you can rise from the depths of rock bottom and turn the tide of your life.
Why am I writing something like this? Because so many individuals fall to the pits of their own rock bottom and unfortunately some stay there for the remainder of their lives. It is a crying shame of humanity. So much wasted potential, dreams left to die, and happiness that was never brought to light.
Right now I am in the first rough draft of writing the book (yes I do hand write it). Later this week I will begin typing up the first section of the book. I will share excerpts of it during this journey of the author series. I thought that writing a book was going to be easy. But upon further research it does have a lot to it. Marketing, choosing the right book cover, formatting, editing, etc… I will learn as I go and share with you anything I find of value for any of you aspiring authors out there.
My plan for Rock Bottom is to have it published sometime in early 2020. I will keep you posted on that when I get closer to completion. As with anything in life it is a journey and I want to share my experiences with you.