Achieving Your Dream Of Writing And Publishing A Book…At Any Age

Writing a book is a dream that many people talk about but few actually achieve. Some figures suggest that 80% of people want to write a book, and even though we read of the thousands of books published every month, many people die with their book inside them.

One of the driving passions behind this website is to help people get their book into the world, by whatever means they can. That’s why I share everything to save you time, effort and heartache on the way. It is amazingly rewarding when I hear the stories of how this information has actually resulted in a newly published book!

A few weeks ago, I received a wonderful email from Jeanne Scott and I wanted to share some of it with you as an inspirational story that you can write and publish your book at any age.

Jeanne is now 81 and has just published “Out of Order” on Amazon.com through Createspace. She has also created a website, has YouTube videos of her media interviews and is also on twitter which just proves that digital publishing and online marketing can be used by anybody who wants to share their message.

“Two years ago, I completed my 40 year effort – describing the life of a “misfit” nun – only to find myself facing the economic depletion of big publishers’ willingness to consider new writers as potentially profitable risks. On top of that, I came down with Shingles on my 80th birthday! Moan and Groan! All this effort down the drain? Lo and behold, a former student of mine, also an aspiring writer, e-mailed your masterpiece, Author2.0 Blueprint, to me!…  I was inspired to apply your recommendations at a snail’s pace. Thank you for being such a staunch, dedicated resource for struggling writers! I must express my sincere appreciation for your encouragement! Not only have I persevered to the point of self-publishing on Amazon.com through working with CreateSpace; but also obtaining some excellent assistance in creating a website, thegreennun.org to share concepts re the “conventizing of women” as a means of subjugating them to second class citizenship socially, economically, etc.”

I hope this inspires some of you who just need that extra push to get your book out there. It’s almost time to start goal setting for 2011 and with print on demand technology, there is no excuse to keep that book inside any longer.

Remember that not everyone writes and publishes a book in order to get a NY Times bestseller. Some people just want to get their story out there. For others, it is a life goal that is entirely achievable now. Please don’t let anyone hold you back!

Congratulations Jeanne! You are an inspiration.

You can buy “Out of Order” at Amazon for just $14.95

 

In the below interview, Jeanne is interviewed about her former life as a nun.

This is a reprint from Joanna Penn‘s The Creative Penn.

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