Daily Prompt, The Daily Post At WordPress


Watching and Blogging

Your blog just became a viral sensation. What’s the one post you’d like new readers to see and remember you by? Write that post.

In the beginning, when I started blogging, I had never heard of blogging. All I heard of is Facebook. I have been taking care of my brother for almost four and a half years, and I had been itching to do something.

I could think of nothing that I had any real talent for. Singing?, no way, dance, not!. I was good at restoring antique furniture, but since I moved back to Indiana, I had no place to do any real business other than here and there pieces.

Finally, I looked towards God and months went by before I got an answer. Actually, it was the same answer from God as it was from my dearest friend, go back and start writing. I gave it some thought, but I think I lost part of my confidence in myself, as I didn’t think I was capable of writing anything anyone would find interest in. I felt God keep nudging me, so I thought, what the heck, I will see where I can do some writing through the computer, and God led me very quickly to WordPress.

I started this back in March of this year, as most of you know already. It did not take long before I had many clicks and likes and comments. This was giving me the boost of confidence I needed to know that I was still able to care for my brother and feel useful at the same time.

As time passed by, I had some bloggers ask me if I had a book, that they would like to purchase one. I said, heaven’s no. I have no talent, I just write what is in my heart, and they kept urging me on, to the point, I once again, said, what the heck.

I am not a professional writer, and I am sure that there are plenty of errors to be found, but I have written my first book, well almost. I have three, I think, more chapters to write, and then it will be complete.

As I sit here at home and gaze at the pages of my new book, I am not real sure what I am supposed to do with it next. I have been given some good ideas, but there is a part of me that does not have the confidence to try to make it look like a book, so my thoughts are, to check around for someone who can check for mistakes, then find a company to bound it all together. It would then look like a book with my name on it and my title.

This would be a legacy I could leave for my children after I am gone. To have it go viral would be nothing more than a miracle from God. You see, I only write from my heart, with no classes to guide me, so God would be the one making the viral sensation grow like crazy, but then again, he can make this happen can’t he?

15 thoughts on “Daily Prompt, The Daily Post At WordPress

  1. Terry, I for one am very happy that you decided to start your blog. It helps me when I am down and feeling sorry for myself because of the pain I live with everyday. I hope you will be writing it when we are are both in our dotage!!

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  2. Terry, write something new …. Start on a new project til you get the confident – write until you get that feeling in the stomach – this is it. Now I nailed it. In all honesty I think you need to write more, because if you don’t have the confidence in your book … you will not get the strength to fight for it.

    Start on something new tomorrow.

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    • i may have said that a little wrong. i don’t have the confidence in knowing what to do with the book, now that it is almost finished. i have never done a book before. i did enjoy writing it, but now what? I don’t want to get ripped off by some company for big dollars, but yet want it to look like a book. i will continue to write. it is in my blood, i guess, you all boosted me enough that i feel like some of you enjoy what i write. i will probably start on a new book when this one is finished, is that what you meant, my friend?

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  3. I love how you followed God’s nudge . .. and almost have an entire book written! 🙂 There are some self publish companies that will not charge you for doing your book . ..you just may not make any money from it either. But, if mostly you just want to have it for your family . . .a legacy . . .then this might be an option. 🙂 And of course, let us your readers know, because we’d like to buy a copy too! 🙂

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    • do you know of any of the names that will help me publish my book? i don’t really care about the money part. if god wants me to make money it will happen no matter where the book is published, and of course i will let u know when it is finished!

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  4. I don’t know how to do it, but I know you can publish directly with Kindle direct publishing and your book is instantly up on Amazon. I think the only hard part is getting it formatted properly, but there are probably hints for that, too.

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  5. Terry, if you go to CreateSpace, they have a guide as to how to format your book. CS is free and the do POD (Publish On Demand) books which are sold on Amazon. Kindle books, of course, are e-books but CS are actual books. I have not tried them but have heard a lot of good things about them. You can sign up with them and browse around the site to see what it’s all about. I’m getting near to finishing the reorganization in my apartment and almost done the revision on my book, so I will soon be able get down to business at reading your book as a whole and giving you any suggestions that I feel might make it more ready for publication.

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  6. Good luck to you Terry! I say, follow your dream and see where God leads you!! 🙂

    If you’re interested in self-publishing, look into http://www.thebookpatch.com – they have step by step instructions on how to do everything, and it’s pretty simple to use (it’s also much cheaper than many other self-publishing sites.)

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    • Thank you very much for your input!!!!! I wish I could reach through the screen and give u a great big hug!!!!!! I am writing this down. Thanks to you and Diane, I now have two ideas!!!! One of these has to work, right?

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