Never was a journalist, editor, or writer in any form, and only once in my lifetime did I read an entire book cover-to-cover (and that was only 100 pages). Absolutely despised essay assignments in my English classes; that's right, no interest at all! So why in 2002 did I decide to write a book, good question!
In 1986 I went into business for myself and left the rest of those poor nine-to-five working saps behind. As it turned out, in my glamorous new position as "the boss," nine-to-five became only a dream I had once lived and that weak minimum wage job I had left paid the bills more steadily than my new found "riches." In addition to spending the following 15 years in a continual struggle for financial freedom and status, stress took its toll and I became ill. Financial creativity played a strong roll in my ability to retire at the age of 42. All said and done, I walked away happy and healthy once again.
Along my self-employment journey I would constantly wonder why wasn't the truth of self-employment apparent to me before I jumped in to this venture? So I did the unimaginable; I read some business books. I found that virtually none of the business start-up books I read told the truth. Oh, they educated the reader on the "business" aspect of being self-employed, but none spoke of the real truths; family stress, bad locations, employees, bank loans, partnerships, etc.
Seeing the need for those "poor working saps" to know these truths became my inspiration for writing my first book, Are You Ready to Be Your Own Boss? That was the beginning; I was hooked. Next came my stress relief book for the ones who were already in business. Then of course after writing and publishing two books, I had to write the next one on writing and publishing.
Writing can be addictive and frustrating as well as healthy and fulfilling. The good, the bad, and the book that can't find a publisher, it's all there when you're an author. But seeing your book in print and knowing that someone somewhere has paid money to read what you have to say, gives you a real sense of accomplishment and a warm and fuzzy feeling unlike any other.
Still not thrilled reading books, but I find it to be my loss that I never pursued writing before this point in my life, but a treasured gain for me now.
I am a successful retired business owner, mom of two awesome kids, and the author of three non-fiction books (co-author of another). I share my writing and publishing experience with forthcoming authors through my blog at, http://abookinside.blogspot.com/. Visit my primary websites at http://www.booksbydenbow.weebly.com/ and http://www.freewebs.com/authorsbox
I love to write, golf (17 handicap), and play!
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