How did you know you wanted to be an author? I wanted to be an author for decades! Never could I have guessed that one day I would be an author, but the subject matter would be something far different from what I thought. I love teaching, telling stories and connecting with people. It is an honor to be able to guide and support those who are going through life’s storms.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? Do it! Don’t worry about writing perfectly, or whether or not anyone will want to read what you write. If you have a truth that needs to be told, or a story that will inspire others, you must tell it. You can worry about all of the other stuff later. I suggest you write down every thought that comes to your mind, because it is likely you have more than one book in you.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices? Honestly, writing can be a painful process for me. It is not that I don’t love my message, but the tedious process of going from thoughts to a finished product can be frustrating and tiring. It is important to just write. I truly believe that if we wait to feel inspired each time we sit down to write, we may never do it. Let the words flow – the editing process comes later.
What message to you want readers to remember? Everyone has a ton of courage. No matter what you have gone through, or are experiencing now, you can and should stand up and reclaim your life. The world needs YOU standing strong as a woman or man of courage. You are not alone; we are all in this together.
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