Jo-Anne Vandermeulen

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Published Author: Secret to Success




I enter the bookstore and take in a deep cleansing breath. As if I’d spent too long submerged under water, my head breaks the surface and my lungs are starving.

The scent of books…ahhhh, I love it. There’s nothing better. To me, entering a bookstore is like coming home.

I saunter to the back of the store and scan the feature wall. So how did these authors become famous? How come they get to have their photo’s featured in a store that must resemble heaven? What’s their secret to becoming a successful published writer? The maze of eyes gaze down—beckon to read their journey…how to become a successful author.

I scan each page as if searching for a hidden message—a clue that will direct me to the buried treasure. Darn, why can’t a see it? There must be something I can take away from all these words of wisdom. Again, I read the amazing stories about their journeys into authorship. But what is the secret to becoming a famous author?

Finally the message hits me. If these written words had voice, I’d have to turn down the volume as it appears these the same message is jumping out from each and every page and are screaming: WRITE EVERY DAY.

Does blogging count?

I’ve wrapped myself into a whirl-wind of adventure; bouncing from social networks, providing marketing services for fellow writers, and posting articles in two separate blogs.

Where’s my writing time?

The one, most important fact in becoming a successful author is to write every day…and I’ve just fixed this pot to the back of the burner.

It’s time for me to reassess my priorities. I need to re-evaluate my day and determine the time I spend on each task. Never, never should I leave the writing until everything is finished. I know what happens then…it’s like when I leave my reading (my sacred passion) until I go to bed. Well, you can guess what happens…my eyes begin to cross about the second paragraph. Count to twenty, and I’m sure my husband can hear me snoring (well, he says I snore, not that I believe him).

For the sake of making me feel better, I’m going to say that blogging counts toward writing. My voice becomes more established with every article I write.

Does editing count?

Poor Nancy. She has the blessed job of editing “Conquer All Obstacles”. Until now, it’s been a pleasure. Until chapter 3. She found this chapter very difficult to go through. Yet, rereading her comments and revisions, the changes where few and far between.

Editing and making revisions can count as writing.

So now, as a re-assess my situation—re-evaluate my day, I can say that I write every day. I may not write a chapter in my fiction writing, but I am writing…just in a different form.

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