The author journey is a path of adventure and transformation.
It comes at a cost.
J. K. Rowling was as "poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless" – the manuscript for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was immediately rejected by twelve publishers.
Stephen King was a worker at an industrial laundry. His first novel, Carrie, was rejected by thirty publishers, and King was so discouraged that he threw the manuscript away.
Mark Edwards went through a period of not knowing how to pay the next bill for years. He’d pretty much given up on being an author, his day job and family took over his life.
When in 2010, Amazon launched Kindle Direct Publishing, he took a leap and quit his job – with a mortgage, an overdraft credit card limit, two children and a third one of the way.
Now, he's earning over £100,000 a year writing thrillers. You know the rest of the two other stories.
The storyteller's journey is something that is true for our craft and our lives.
You'll face trials writing and finishing your first book, creating a backlist, publishing, marketing, building a fanbase and creating a sustainable writing habit.
But if you endure, you will emerge with the reward: a new life where you can live from your writing and create stories that matter.
We're about to embark on the journey together.
My first gift as a mentor is a roadmap:
The path is made step by step. Day by day.
And this is why your daily routines are the foundation.
In my Journey of Desire Workbook, I'll show you 8 steps to map out a sustainable creative adventure through the power of daily routines.
And there is much more waiting for you!
PS. You won’t only get the workbook, but exclusive access to my semi-daily newsletter filled with:
• storytelling mastery
• mindset shifts
• hacks you’ve never heard of
• freebies like "7 effective ways to revolutionize your storytelling skills (from the comfort of your couch)"
Feeling more resistance? It means that you’re about to make a leap into the unknown. A leap that will change everything! Look back. If you’re not seeing the life you want – let's depart, shall we?
Your journey-companion, Diana