My Road to Becoming a Published Author

As most of you could have guessed by now, writing is my sole passion, it always has been and always will be. Unfortunately, I don’t think I FULLY realized this until recently.

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Blogging isn’t something I just do for fun. While it is fun and I love it, I do it for my love of writing. It has become my way to keep learning and practicing the wonderful world of writing.

 My love of writing started at a young age. I still have scrapbooks of books, poems, and stories I made while I was in grade school. In high school, I became a reporter for the school newspaper and by my junior year, I was the editor. Then came college time, I was accepted into a very well know school for journalism, but due to financial circumstances I could not attend. Instead, I attended junior college for my first two years with a full tuition scholarship. By the time I finished those two years, I’m not sure exactly what happened. Before finally getting my bachelors 2.5 years later, I had gone through a couple different majors. I was a speech pathology major for a semester, changed to English Education, then finally changed to English and a minor of Journalism. Once I did this I was so relieved. I had finally gotten back to my roots., my classes were intriguing and I felt like I was living my purpose. I began writing again, and heavy. I was a part of the university newspaper and magazine, I held an internship in which I blogged for the university, overall I was genuinely happy.

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But, since graduating I have not quite been able to get into the field with a full-time writing gig. For me, this would be ideal, my dream job. As a kid, I always was to be a writer for VIBE Magazine.

I decided to go to grad school, once again with a major that had nothing to do with writing. While my grades were stellar, I had no connection to what I was spending so much time on. I decided to stop running from what I have always known  in my heart I wanted. I made a conscious decision to put more time and effort into my craft. I have taken it upon myself to stay active, to  ensure my skills are elevated and not deteriorating.

It has been such a joy writing for all of you. Thank you to all of those who read, share, comment, and even like my posts. I truly and deeply appreciate it.

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Now to my most recent endeavor. I decided that it was time I stop waiting for my dream job, and start putting some effort in besides applying for jobs, and coming home unfulfilled with the job I have. I decided to write a book. The crazy thing is, once I got started it just flowed. It felt so natural. While in the process of developing it, I had several ideas for forthcoming books.

On June 7, 2017, I published my very first book. “Adulting 101: A Millennials’ Guide to Becoming an Adult.” A self-help book for individuals finding their way through the adult world. You can find the book in the Kindle/ Amazon store. I am so proud of this major accomplishment, and trust me this is just the beginning.
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So, from me to you, don’t wait for anyone to give you anything. Never run from the things you want and that make you happy. Start thinking of your dreams and future. Think about the person you want to be, and become that person. It is never too late to pursue your dream, every day you have breath in your body, you have a chance to start living your passion.

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4 thoughts on “My Road to Becoming a Published Author

  1. Being a writer is a hard profession which many people do not understand since everything thinks they can write (eye roll). If you can combine your passion and make money at it, you’re the hero! So best of luck. Love Kermit banging away at the old fashioned typewriter!

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