I did something big. I wrote a book. I self published it. And it came today.
I have always wanted to write. I talked about it for years. Then one day, a few months ago, mys husband said stop talking, get writing.
At a loss what to write about, I told him I would write him a short meditation for 30 days. Just to get myself going. And perhaps to convince him all this meditation and yoga I do has merit.
It turned out to be more inspiring than I ever expected. I almost quit….after a few days I told myself I was being silly and to not be so self involved to think I could write a book…I think this was also the voice that used to tell me to not be so silly, I didn’t have a drinking problem, as I drank wine from a mug.
But then my other voice took over, and reminded me that I have done some pretty hard things, and that I was just as worthy of book writing as The next person.
So I did the 30 day. And I put it together. And I loved it. So I self published it. I plan to sell it at my yoga classes, and maybe go to a local store and see if they are interested in carrying it. It is for anyone. And everyone.
When I first quit drinking I went to a yoga class one day and picked an intention card that said “you are on the right path.” It was exactly what I needed to hear that day, and that card is still in my wallet.
Holding my book I realize I am truly on the right path.
Stillness and peace
60 thoughts on “Accomplishment”
Wow that’s great! How wonderful you completed it. I hope you’ll get a lot of positive responses from readers.
I am a known procrastinator.
Even if I never sell one, I have accomplished more with this than I ever dreamed.
And it was fun!
You will have to find a way to take online orders because I want one!
Awesome Anne! Congratulations on being a published writer 🙂 xx
That is really fantastic. Congratulations! Have you looked into the self-publishing options on sites like Amazon? Then you could make it available to all of your friends and fans in the blogosphere.
Yes. I need to finish editing it so it can be an Ebook.
It somehow only became real when the books came in the mail today.
Wow! Congratulations, that is great. Can I buy a copy?
Wow thats awesome! 😃
So, yeah, where do we buy it? This is so awesome! Congratulations 🙂
That is so darn cool and I am so darn jealous! But in a good way! Yes, look into getting it on KIndle so we can all read it!
That’s awesome, Anne!
Anne, that’s so fantastic! I’m super happy for you, Please let me know how I can arrange to buy a copy. I can use cheque and snail mail if you’re comfortable with old school arrangements. I’d just really like to read your book, and I’d love to support your accomplishment! xo
So proud and so happy.
Yep, need a copy of your book please, amazing Anne! I love that you just went ahead and did this. Red xx
Exactly. I just did. I thought, why not? Even if it’s just for me. It’s something real.
Congratulations Anne! Put me on your purchasers list! xx
Way to go! I think I need one, I have an awful time trying to meditate.
That’s wonderful news Anne. Congratulations! I would love to read it. A x
I’m trying to figure out how to sell it online.
I’m overwhelmed by the interest. My heart is full.
You could try making an Etsy shop, that is easy and the backside of the webshop is very secure. That makes that you don’t have to worry about people hacking the financial stuff.
That is so cool. Where can I purchase it?
I’m working on it. I’ll let you know!
Congratulations, i would love to read it! You are probably more qualified than most to write a book, judging from what I’ve read on this blog and in comments.
It’s like my blog. I wrote what inspired me and what I thought might help someone begin to see the power of meditation and stillness.
Woohoo! Congatulations Anne 🙂 That’s really beautiful.
Congrats, That is awesome!!! Can the public order one??
Ooops…I immediately posted before reading the other comments. Keep us posted on when your book will be available! You rock!
I’m trying to figure that out!
Well done! I self published a book of poetry ages ago (before drinking got out of control). It’s time to do it again…this time sober. What service did you use? The last time I self published, I did it through Lulu.
I used blurb. It was so much easier than I thought it would be.
Cool. I’ll check it out.
Congratulations, Anne! That is BIG!!! I’m so excited for you. What a huge step. Just to have the confidence to go through with it is huge. I’d really like to write a book “some day,” but, like you, I harbor doubts about my ability and whether my voice has merit or sustainability. Let me know if you decide to make your book available online.
I LOVE everything you write, I would love to buy a copy. Let us know as soon as possible, Could pay over paypal and get a hard copy if possible. Congratulations,
I would love to read your book. Your blog as been so inspiring to me.
I’m a long time lurker, I’ve read all your blog and I love your writing. I’ll definitely buy a copy when it’s available xx
How VERY COOL Anne! Wow! Great accomplishment 🙂 I am happy for you. 🙂 ❤
I would love to read your book Anne. You continue to amaze and inspire me. Noddy X
That’s fabulous. So much to be proud of!
Congratulations, Anne! Another unforeseen gift of sobriety – you should be so proud of yourself!
You are an author! Count me on the waiting list for your book.
Congratulations, I’ll buy one too! X
I would like to buy a copy, please. Annie x
Amazing stuff – I’d love to get a copy x
Great job! Amazing all the ways your life has opened up!
Exactly. I might still procrastinate, but I finish so much more!
So inspiring, and I can’t wait to read 🙂 Congratulations, Anne!
I’m enjoying the daily meditations, Anne. Your book is awesome. I’m so happy for you. Well done, my friend.
YOU WROTE A BOOK?????
we have to figure out why i cannot get your blog via emaill, I need to know these things!
congratulations, that is amazing!
It was divine inspiration. I wrote these meditation for craig, and suddenly there it was.
well i went to the page and sea i could get a PDF…but do you have actual copies with covers and stuff?
I’d rather send you the money and get one of those, if that’s possible, rather than printing it out.
Let me know!
OMG>>>that is so wonderful!
Yes. Text me. The real version is really nice.
Congrats Anne! Love that you went ahead & did it. Hope it flies off the racks.
Ps: Linked to your blog so I can check out your sobriety journey, but looks like you’ve already left that part of your life way behind you
Well done! I’ve loved reading about you and your journey. Here is something I’d like to share with you and your crew: http://whenwaterwillsuffice.weebly.com/blog
Is it possible to get it ? Online or to order?
I think you can order from Amazon. If not, let me know