Your First Book
To me, there is no better feeling than being able to sit down and write, or so I thought, until I held my very first published book in my hands, hot off the press. Now that was a feeling of accomplishment! Imagine working on a piece of material near and dear to your heart for months and months, wondering if you’ll ever get your message out to the rest of the world. After a lot of hard work and perseverance, suddenly it happened for me. I found myself standing in the foyer of the printer’s office, holding my first published book of nine. I was so overwhelmed, I was shaking. You too, can have this incredible experience. Everyone has a story to tell, whether it’s true, fiction, self-help, or children’s books. If you don’t know how to start, jot down point form notes of what it is you would like to write about. Before you know it, those point form notes will turn into paragraphs, and those paragraphs will turn into chapters of YOUR first book. Don’t be afraid to write exactly what you are thinking, you can always edit later. Just write! There is no right or wrong when you write from your heart. Get started today, and maybe we’ll see you at the next Windsor Essex Author’s Book Expo!
Cynthia Peters, author of the ‘Life With Darius’ children’s series, and memoir ‘2am Smoke’, owner of Hanna Books Inc.