The Greatest Lesson I Learned After Writing My Book

The Greatest Lesson I Learned After Writing My Book

1 .  The desire to write is not enough. We have to actually write.

I’ve been wanting to write a book since my early twenties when I only have two kids around. It took me 20 years and a son before I was able to publish my first book.

2.   There are no certain rules that will work out the same for all writers.

There are only inspirations, insights and good examples to follow.

3.    Forget about the money and fame.

Reading stories of great writers now and then leads me to these conclusions. The money and fame came  when they were not chasing for it. They do their grilling job first.

4.    Give what you’ve got and you’ll get what you want.

It is only by our sincere desire to give from the abundance of our heart that we receive the things we seek for.

5.      Be true and do not be afraid to be vulnerable.

Telling your story where it hurts gives you the opportunity to heal and give hope for others as well.

I will be happy to hear  any struggles you may have on writing 🙂

88 thoughts on “The Greatest Lesson I Learned After Writing My Book”

  1. This is very profound and interesting. No particular moment will ever feel “just right” , you just have to take the plunge and write something.

    We often underestimate the number I people who would appreciate what a have to offer.

  2. Cool post! I myself am trying to write a fictional series called ZEON. I currently have only 3,000 some words written, basically because I’m outlining the book still! Hopefully by the end of this year I’ll have the first book done so I can say to everyone that I DID do something grand! Want to see more for who I am? Check out as many blog posts from me if you can!

  3. I have recently committed to writing an hour a day. This hour often turns into 3. I’ve been in love with writing ever since I learned how. My biggest fear is that when I commit to a book idea, I’ll lose interest halfway through and my writing will become empty.

    1. You can conquer you fear by writing. That’s all. Believe me. It took me three years before I was able to finish and publish my first book on amazon. I am now doing my second book. The fear and the frustrations are always there but we just have to keep writing, that’s what writers do. Good luck and enjoy writing 🙂

  4. Awesome Lessons! I have learn the same, with time. I would add that Writing takes time. Takes a lot of time, and is up to one to realize how much do you love to spend your time on it

  5. I am not a writer. It took me 10 years to decide just to have a blog. I can only write from my heart and say what I think for that moment. However, realizing that I already have 8 blog post made me realized, I too can be a writer. Everyone has their own style. You just have to own it. May not be the best for others but it can be very interesting to some. Just have fun. I would love to read your book ?

  6. Good advice and a nice reminder of why I write. I have stories and do them for my own sanity as, primarily, a hobby. Recently I’ve had a catastrophising few months debating inside my head on the question, ‘Why am I doing this if nobody ever reads it?’

    The great publishing conundrum featured in that. Such a bewildering range of options, some seeming unreachable, some filled with sharks that consider the author a customer whilst touting offers of book deals that are stacked in their favour not the writers. Then there’s electronic books and the anxiety of first time round what the heck am I doing? The writing is suddenly the easy part ?

  7. Wonderful advice, thanks so much. I have trouble turning my mind off at night when I get ideas in my head. I have tried a notebook by the bed but that doesn’t work. Do you have any tips on this for me? I think this is common with most writers.

    1. Thank you Rose for dropping by and appreciating this article. I read it somewhere that when ideas pop in anytime, you just have to grab a pen and paper and write the ideas before it went out because it will if you do not take hold of it on a paper. I do that most of the time. Experience always teach me that. I will always feel sorry trying to recall ideas that pass by on an instant that I never wrote.
      Hope I share something 🙂

  8. Great post! I’ve loved writing since I was a kid. I’ve had a few poems published, but never a novel and now that I’m working on one, this post was very inspiring! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. Been writing for 20 years. I started really young at 7 years old therebout. No book published yet. Currently putting together a dating rule book.
    What I realized as a writer/blogger, rejections are going to be many no matter how good of a writer or blogger you are. Writer’s block is all too real and on those days when your mind is blank of anything creative, be gentle to yourself. At the same time, you have to really push yourself.
    I’m that kind of writer who never gets round to finishing her manuscripts. I have dozens of unfinished manuscripts lying around in the house from childhood to my teenage years to my adult years. The first manuscript I pushed myself to finish was a book I wrote for 5 months. It got rejected at the publisher’s despite that effort in developing the plot and actually finishing it.
    I won’t even begin to mention just how many magazines and newspapers have rejected my request to be a columnist for them. Yeah, as a writer, there will be many crappy days. You may not make much for a long time out of it.
    It’s the passion and the zeal to keep writing that will keep your talent alive. So do what you can and eventually, your voice through your written work will be heard.

    1. Thank you for dropping by. Well you can organize your content by chronological, from the day you were born to the present. You can also have it by the places you live, moving from one place to the other. Another things is by life changing decisions you made in your life and lastly by the characters that impacted your life. I hope this will help.

  10. Thank you for a good post. Personally I do not need fame nor lots of money, but I would love to make a living. I’m a create-and-venture-junkie, and anything else I have to do to survive feels like slavery. So I keep dreaming;)

  11. I just began writing because i can talk for hours and am sooo passionate about people. My struggle so far is not properly organizing my different ideas for posts. I keep telling myself to write what my heart desires. ? thanks for your lessons!

  12. Loved the message in this post, very insightful and useful. I’ve reblogged! Congratulations on getting your first book done, all the best for the future! 🙂

  13. Great post! The biggest struggle I’ve had is getting my novels in front of my target audience. I realized that I had a fuzzy view of who that was. I also realized that I was being a selfish writer. Writing what I thought was cool but not attending to the needs of my readers. Lesson learned though.

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