This is my first blog post, as you may have already gathered. I’m hoping this is going to be the start of a very good journey into my dream of becoming an accomplished author. Like thousands of others before me, I have discovered Amazon’s Kindle, and that should help me to release my writing that I would never have been able to do if it was still the decision of book publishers.
No more publishing is necessary
We now live in a time where you don’t need to go to publishing houses to pray that they accept your work, and then you finally have your work put on book shelves. All you need now is the skill to write a book/story and then you can release it at Amazon.com for people who want to download it to their Kindle.
Now I just need the public to enjoy my work, and not have to go through the barrier of pleasing a publisher first.
Apart from the writing part we now have blogging which is something else I’m now learning about, and I’m in the hope that it will help me to reach out to more people who would not have discovered my work. You are now reading the first thing I’ve ever published online, and I’m glad this isn’t getting reviewed.
Twitter and Facebook
As well as the blogging, which will have enough of a learning curve, there are Twitter and Facebook to add to it. Two more vehicles for my new online adventure that will get my work in front of more people who should appreciate it. So just when you think it’s just about the writing side of it, I then discover that more is needed to establish myself online.
Free download for you
I’m hoping soon I’ll have something for you to download and read, and it will be a brand new story from me. Stories I wrote in the past were either lost, just forgotten about or I was made to feel they wasn’t worth anything so they got thrown in the trash. So I decided to start fresh with the new influences I get from TV and movies, and they should appeal to a much wider audience.
As Alexander Graham Bell once said, “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” I think that Kindle has opened many doors for authors who began to think that they would never become an author.