In an effort to get my next couple of books published, I have been trying really hard to get my name on on the inter-webs as a writer. I already have one book published which has sold about 20 copies which, to me, is not bad since it’s a book of poetry and I didn’t have very high hopes for it. That was more of a “get my name out there” type publication. However, I have two serious books that I am working on now and dream to be published sometime in the near future. I mean if other authors can go to undergraduate school and graduate school and EVEN law school and still manage to get books written, then I can too. No holding back now. I am a writer. I am an author. These are the facts of the world.
But I am also a graduate student as well as a medical assistant. I work full-time and go to graduate school on a part-time basis. Then add on another “part-time” job of writing my works to get my name out there and I practically have two full-time jobs. Needless to say, the days coming up are going to be hectic and stressful but I know when I put the work in now, I will be able to enjoy the fruit of my labor at a later day. Maybe even get picked up from an “actual” publisher and an “actual” literary agent. But for now, I will be content just even getting my books finished being written and then worry about where I am going to publish them later. If my poetry book sold 20 copies, imagine what my authentic works of fiction books will do. I have dreams and it is important to me that I not give up on those dreams.
I just need to sit aside some time each evening to write a little of each book. Then once I start “carving away” at that, eventually it will get done. Just like dieting and exercising. You do a little bit each and every day (no excuses) eventually you will be in the right shape.
Which brings me to my next point. I have started going to the gym on a daily basis and it is my intention to make it a daily thing. If not for my physical health then for my mental health. Going to the gym and working out makes me feel better. It makes me feel like I am in more control of my body and my life. Just like my original goals that I stated in the post #GoalDigger – I don’t want to just read more but I want to write more.
My dream is that I excel in my career. Which is why I am getting a masters degree in healthcare administration. I have worked in healthcare my entire life and I’m tired of just working entry level jobs.
But at the same time, my dream is to become a published author (like legitimately). They’re two different dreams running parallel with each other and, yet, neither one of them has anything to do with the other. Yes, you can be a gym rat and still succeed in other places of your life.
I guess what I am trying to say is that I want to be strong not skinny, I want to be successful not wealthy, and I want to be published not just a “drop out” writer.
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