To teach, the journey must begin!
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu
I always believed that I would be a published author. I think I always knew this to be true. Even when I younger, I loved to play with words and draw characters; even my sisters will tell you that I wrote a series of at least 10 submissions about a young writer called Hello Fellow! Sadly, I disposed of my first work of art before it could see the light of day.
So Yesss!! It feels amazing to declare this truth, since 2015 “I AM A PUBLISHED AUTHOR” became my reality and I am grateful to the universe for how it all began.
My journey of a thousand miles began in 2006. Not really knowing what I needed, at a minimum I knew I would need a good lap top computer to travel with me wherever I wanted to go.
So on one busy Saturday, I marched into Best Buy, picked out the fastest MacBook at the time, and bought it with a pink cover to boot. At the register, I looked at my husband and stated as confidently as I could, “Today with this begins my writing journey!”
Now, almost 12 years later, I still have that pink cover, I did write The Magical Guide to Bliss on it, and on a newer model The Sunrise of Your Soul’s Bliss: A Book of Mantras, and La Bella Farfalla: The Story of the Beautiful Butterfly are both unfolding. You would say that my declaration became my own magical truth. That belief in myself and so much more, over the last 12 years, the wisdom gained, I can use to teach you what I didn’t know.
This has been the greatest empowering journey of my life. After I bought the laptop, I had to figure out how to put it to good use. Here are 5 Excellent Tips I came up with for Beginners to help get you started:
Know Your Why! Please know this above anything else anyone will ever say or do, telling your story is your gift to the world. You never know who you will help. For over 20 years as an attorney, I learned the art of telling a good story. Now, as the story teller, my”Why”, is what I hold on to, then I let the universe take care of the “How”. I met a young woman recently who shared with me her passion and rejection. I congratulated her, reminded her that authors like JK Rowling of Harry Potter fame papered her wall with them. Remember rejections just guide you to where you need to be to get your story out there into the world. Hold on to to your Why and you will not be deterred.
Now take the first step!
For more great insight and wisdom, go to megnocero.com. This Blog Submission is 1 of 5 parts of Teach You What I Didn’t Know. Stay Tuned for Part two-Now that Writing is a Habit, What Next?