Okay. I’m shying away from my “30-day blogging challenge” topics today.
I could be a little emotional too. Forgive me, if I do.
For more or less three months now, I’ve been very busy writing my first ever book. Though it’s far from my long-time dream of writing a historical fiction novel, it’s still quite an accomplishment for me.
As many inspirational speakers say, “Don’t wait for your dreams to happen, make your dreams happen.” So, I’m now doing my part – I’m making one of my dreams happen.
After enrolling in a 90-day writing class, spending numerous hours writing, and reading several materials related to my book’s topic, I was finally able to get my ISBN (International Standard Book Number) for my book. An ISBN is a unique numeric commercial book identifier, which is important when you are publishing a book.
Since I’m self-publishing my book, I had to do all the legwork. I had to register my own publishing company. I had to look for my own editor and negotiate for the rates and timelines. I had to do rough design of the book myself before turning it over to my handsome artist (my hubby 🙂 ). I had to contact a printer. And yes, I and my hubby had to endure the back-breaking Metro Manila traffic to apply for ISBN at the National Library of the Philippines.
I’m not complaining. In fact, I’m enjoying the entire process and am glad that I’m doing almost everything myself.
I know this is just the start of a new chapter of my life.
I know that there will still be a lot of stumbling blocks, but I’m sooooo ready!
As Chris Gardner said in the movie Pursuit of Happyness, “If you want something, go get it. Period.”
No hesitations. No excuses. No turning back.
Making things happen,