Book Inspiration: What Inspired Me To Write “Sold Out”
Pictured here are my nieces, Erica Mae and Jillian Mae Javier, from Abuyog, Leyte, Philippines.
I am in the Philippines for a visit and a little vacation. Of course, I had to include a visit to my birthplace of Abuyog. Erica Mae and Jillian Mae are my cousin Eric Javier’s children. As you can see, they are so happy to receive a copy of my book. I hope I’m inspiring them to write their own someday.
This book, “Sold Out: Top Event Marketing Strategies to Create Social Media Buzz for your next Event” is my first book.
What inspired me to write my book #1?
Writing a very first book is very exciting. There is a lot of unknowns and a lot of “first time” learning curves. This is when everything seems to be a question mark. Along with being a first time author comes a lot of questions.
My first book was born when I challenged myself that I could do it. I always wanted to write a book. I was one of the 81%(US population) that always wanted to write a book but never did until December, 2014 when I pre-launched my first book, “Sold Out: Top Event Marketing Strategies to Create the Social Media Buzz for your Next Event”
Going to that inclusion in the 1% that actually do it…that is, write a book, takes a lot of courage, risk taking and pure belief in oneself that you can do it. Of course this also involves having the right system to follow and the investment of time, effort and money.
I always believe that the first book one should write is about a topic that one is already very familiar with and very passionate about.
I wrote, published and launched my first book that I dedicated to my husband and my son. Coming from the Philippines and making it in America as an author was something I wanted my son(who is American born and raised just like his Dad) to see that anything is possible. You just have to reach out to it and make it happen wherever you may be.
Is there anything else that I’d like to say to the younger generation?
The answer is yes! I would suggest for them to start the habit of writing. Journaling is probably the easiest way to start writing. Get in the habit of documenting your daily thoughts, inspiration and ideas. Before you know it, you’ll get more creative in expressing yourself until such time that it becomes effortless.
Start writing or keep writing!