In July 2020 I became a member of Hay House Writer’s Community after participating in their free 7-Day Writer’s Challenge. As a beginner writer I learned the importance of having a weekly writing schedule. When COVID-19 arrived on our shores, a writing schedule wasn’t necessary since I had all the time to write. Hay House has four pathways from beginner writers to those “ready to publish.” I won’t be renewing my membership in July because I’ve completed all pathways. I now have a manuscript ready for proofreading and an editor.
At this stage finances are playing a major factor in my writing decisions. Even though I started a book budget last year there are many expenses I did not anticipate. For the remainder of the year I will be diligentlly saving for the last stages of my book journey. In the meantime I’ll be working on my social media platforms. The saying is “you have to promote your book as you write our book.” I’m creating a Youtube Channel “Going Beyond The Block” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2E1JIOOmVptqPkZl3UP74A. I will be uploading videos of me giving beginner writers tips and interviews. The channel will be started in September.
I’m still reading blogs and newsletters digesting beginner writer’s tips. I hope you will continue with me on this writing journey. My memoir, Baby, You Have To Go Beyond The Block: Advice My Mother Gave Me While Growing Up, will be completed by 2022. I have set this timeline as my goal.
Please feel free to share any tips you might have and don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube Channel.