Author for Life or for a Living?: Manifesto for Real Writers
Cristina G., author
Being an author has always been your dream, but everybody told you’re insane, right? I know the feeling. The competition is ferocious, the readers are the leaders. It’s a grim time to be an author, but it’s also the perfect time. I am here to tell that your dream is possible… if you work hard and never give up. Faith is what you need first. Self-esteem is second. Self-confidence comes with knowledge. To build these, you need time, determination, and self-discipline. You can be whatever you want to be. Perhaps you already are a storyteller. Have you written anything yet? How many books have you published? Are they popular or nobody knows about them? Have you already given up or are you close to failing into misery? Been there, done that. This book is for you. For a person with a huge dream, like you and me, there is no writer’s block. For us there is fatigue, frustration, hopefulness & disappointment. Cry if you must. Scream if you feel the need. Then take a deep breath and start over. Again, and again and again. It’s not over until you get where you crave to be. The genre you chose is not that important because there is a market for every book, every story, and every author. Learn from those who have the experience. Nothing is too small or too big. Motivation and inspiration are very easy to find. Time is not a boomerang, waste it wisely. The only moment you’ve got is Now. Don’t build your fame destroying others. Another author is not an enemy. He is a dreamer just like you. Be truthful to your human essence. Follow the Golden Rule: recognise, appreciate, and respect. Make no mistake, the universe will return what you give. Good luck!