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How to Reignite Your Literary Fire

Easy is rarely worth it.

I will say that one more time for those who think they misunderstood me.

Easy is rarely worth it.

I know in our current society, with so much info and very little work, convenience has begun a craving, and for some, a necessity. However, anyone that has anything of worth will tell you that when you earn something you cherish it that much more.

Take me for example. My first book, “Bigger Than Me: A Story of Struggle, Surrender, and Grace” was self-published meaning I did everything on my own.

That’s right. I did EVERYTHING ON MY OWN.

I wrote it by hand. I found an amazing photographer for the book cover & located an editor. I even found a site that would publish it. (Lulu.com was my company of choice for those who were wondering.)

Now, some of you may say, “Why not just get a publisher?”

Well, I did not want to water down my story and I had to prove myself.

Despite having been told on a daily basis that I was a gifted writer I still had to be heard among the mountain of authors in our current society. So, I let my passion do the talking.

I put it out myself & was determined for it to still be high-quality.

I wanted a book so beautifully written, composed, & presented that even Barnes & Noble wouldn’t be able to tell that I self-published it.

Thankfully, with the help of Janaye Jordan, my editor, and Dave Stephenson, my photographer, I was able to do just that.

It was so beautiful that when I saw the cover I almost wanted to cry, and that is why I fight for it the way I do.

That is why I press now the way I do.

My blood, sweat, and tears are in-between those pages, which leads me to guard & share it with all of my heart.

So, for my new authors out there who want to know how to reignite their fire for writing, the answer is simple.

Find something that you will work for. When you work for it, you won’t have to worry about the fire going out. Your concern will be how to contain the flames.

Janaye Jordan can be found at dreammediavc.com & David Stephenson can be found on Facebook.

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