How did you know you wanted to be an author? In 1993, I began to channel for groups that Lily and Teresa and I organized. We then transcribed the tapes of those sessions and made them available for the participants. I knew I wanted to eventually publish a book of these sessions, and “Diaries of a Psychic Sorority” was born. We did extensive research into self publishing, as opposed to submitting to a publisher. We chose to publish it ourselves, and I was glad we did. It gave me the experience to know exactly how to write and publish a book. From there, I was inspired to continue to publish my non-fiction works, but began to branch out to other genres.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? As I clearly spell out in my book, “Guerrilla Publishing” (www.guerrilla-publishing.com), writing a book takes a conscientious effort to make time in your life for it. So often aspiring writers think it should just “happen” but are surprised when they don’t manage to find the time to actually write.
Taking a good, long, honest look at where your energy goes in a day, you can begin to write into your schedule times to write. How many hours of television do you watch? How much time do you spend on social media? Where there is a will, there will be a way.
Once you understand how to publish your book, you have a clear pathway to wanting to finish it. Knowing that you can publish it yourself and how to do it inspires the completion of the project. And once you do self-publish, you will now have the formula to publish more books.
Perhaps you wish to shop your manuscript to major publishers: you still can. Once you have completed your book, there are many resources to direct you to just the right publisher to submit your work to.
Either way, if you have ever dreamt of being a published author, there is no better time to make that dream come true. When is NOW a good time?
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?If I am working on a project during a time when I have other obligations, such as work, I tend to write very early in the morning before anything else requires my energy. That way, I get it done first thing and don’t have to worry all day about “when will I be able to write?” It’s well worth going to bed earlier in order to accomplish my goal of finishing my book.
What message to you want readers to remember?From this book, I would love if readers were sparked to think outside the box about their energy and how they use it. Most people go through life unaware that they can control their own energy. We were never taught this as children. But we can, and using my “Imagined Einstein’s” directions, you can make revolutionary changes in how you live life. You can find happiness, heal illnesses, mend fences, and create a life filled with passion. That is my wish for my readers, as it has been gifted to me.
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