A year ago this fall, a lifelong dream became a reality. I completed a 16 year project. Voiceless, Spencer’s Story-A Mother’s Journey Raising A Son With Significant Needs. I can’t believe it has been a year already! The experience of becoming a published author, throwing a launch party, speaking at the Igniting Souls conference, partaking in podcasts, a radio interview, and holding book signings has been a whirlwind of excitement.
As 2017 began, I entered the work force again, as I had taken months off to finish the book. I birthed the book (release) and then didn’t take care of my baby (marketing) so well. As my mentor Kary Oberbrunner says, “Are you tired of being hacked by everyday life?” My answer would be “yes”. Though it is a part of life, 2017 seemed to be full of hacks, one after another. Without going into details, I can say that I haven’t marketed the book to the extent that I desired.
Looking forward, 2018 will be filled with excitement as well. Brian and I will be getting married. Wedding plans are underway. I am seeking full-time employment and am completing Kary’s Ghostwriter Program. I will be a certified editor, proofreader, and Ghostwriter this month! I still plan on marketing Voiceless one step at a time, little bits at a time. Something exciting is happening Jan 10th. Details soon. I really want to start my second book, but there are a few things I need to do first before I go down that rabbit trail. So often I feel like I am going down one rabbit trail after another, never getting to my destination. Anyone? This year I will simplify and gain clarity! What’s that saying, “Imperfect progress is still progress.” Thank you Lysa Terkerst!
Because marketing is not my strong area of expertise, there are suggestions below as to how you can help. I know you are all busy, but if a thought crosses your mind and you can do one of these, it is mostly about spreading our story by word of mouth. Money is not my motive, but getting our story to those that need it is my goal. It is a journey of perseverance, overcoming, and hope. Something I think the world needs more of.
1. REVIEW VOICELESS ON AMAZON. If you have read it, can you take about 5 minutes to write a review? When bookstores pull it up online, if it has lots of great reviews, it improves my chance of getting it on bookshelves.
2. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE IN YOUR LIFE WHO HAS HAD BRAIN TRAUMA, OR LONG TERM ILLNESS, OR ENCEPHALITIS…RECOMMEND VOICELESS. It is available on amazon.com, n.com
and the Tattered Cover @ Denver, LoDo, and Aspen Grove locations. I also, always have copies. It is also in the Parker, Castle Rock, and Highlands Ranch libraries.
It can be ordered directly from me, https://www.angeladee.life via paypal.
3. IF YOU HAVE READ THE BOOK AND CAN RELATE TO IT SOMEHOW, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU PERSONALLY. REACH OUT VIA EMAIL. Authorangeladee@gmail.com
Feedback, positive or negative is important in helping me with my future writing endeavors!
I am really excited for 2018. Are you? My word for the year is Spiritual Creativity. I expect it to take me on many fun adventures with beautiful souls out there. Will you be one of those to rediscover your creative side, your passions, your dreams? I hope so, and I encourage you to BE BRAVE and DREAM BIG! As Kary O says, “I believe in you!”
Happy New Year!