Well, it would appear that I’m a published author. And it feels… amazing! I have been an avid reader my whole life and would never have imagined that I would one day hold my own book in my hands, much less that people would want to read it.
Seeing and holding my book for the first time was surreal. In fact, everything about the last couple of weeks, since my book was published, has been surreal. It started with an overwhelming response to my initial pre-promotion, where around 800 people entered competitions on local facebook pages to win free copies. I had wondered whether anybody would enter, so to say I was taken aback is an understatement.
Since then it has been non-stop with orders and feedback. It has been such an amazing experience and I have really enjoyed chatting with the many different people that have sent me messages, and hearing their thoughts on my book. It means a great deal to me that I have been able to capture something of the experiences that I have been through, in a way that others can relate to and that, hopefully, makes them feel better about their own challenges.
So many people have said that what I have written describes their life. Heartbreak, divorce, depression – these things are such universal experiences, and the desire of others to get in touch and share their experiences reinforces to me the value in having written about my own. Writing has helped me so much, now I hope that it will help many others.
One of the most surreal things has been seeing my book in bookshops. I would never in a million years have imagined that such a thing could happen. It’s true: when you put your mind to it and you find your talents, follow your heart and pursue your passions, anything is possible.I give my sincere thanks to every single person that has read what I have had to say and has encouraged and supported me along the way. It has meant a great deal to me and is always appreciated.
And now I look forward to 2018, and the opportunities that it will bring. It’s been an incredible journey so far and I’m determined to make the most of any opportunities that the future brings. Who knows where it might lead?
One thing I do know, I’m looking forward to finding out and I hope that you will join me.
Happy New Year everybody!
Something Changed: Stumbling through Divorce, Dating & Depression, is available to buy now in paperback and ebook: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1912218143
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