Life happened. I stopped doing what I loved. Writing. It wasn’t until this year, that I realized it was something I truly wanted to do again. When my daughters were little, I began to look for work at home opportunities so I could be home with them. I loved to write, so it was a natural transition to begin writing for online magazines. This lead to hosting chats and publishing an online newsletter and website for moms who worked from home. This was when the internet was “young” and there were many websites out there for busy moms.
I kept all of the work I did all those years ago, some still in my computer files and other in a large bin. I began to read through all of the articles, books, and booklets I wrote. I knew I needed to revise "Get That Book Out!", the book I self-published in 2002. With all of the options now afforded authors who chose to self-publish, all of the references and resources in the book required updating.
As I read through the pages, I began to get emotional. It became evident that I had put together a guide that would show even the most novice author how to self-publish their own book. It was important to me then, as it is now, to help a new generation of writers navigate through the publishing process.
Don’t give up on those dreams you had of getting your story out there. Your words and experience are not just for you. I have learned over the years that, my words could help someone make a decision, be free of guilt or shame, inspire them, or help them plan or build. I assure you it’s never too late to begin writing your own story.