“What day is it?” asked Pooh.
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favourite day,” said Pooh.”
A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh, was born this day in 1882. Although he wrote a number of other novels and non-fiction, it is his stories about that little bear that have been a lasting legacy.
A book, whether it is fiction or non-fiction, is a wonderful legacy and is one that so many people dream of having. It doesn’t have to sell loads of copies or make you thousands of £s (although that would be rather nice!), it is knowing that your words are going to be around forever somewhere. And as A.A. Milne said ‘No sensible author wants anything but praise’.
But writing your own book can be a daunting task especially if you are really not sure where to begin. The start of a new year is the ideal time to think about writing your book as it is a time of new beginnings and new hope and motivation. And even though it might seem like an impossible task with fear of failure or lack of ideas, like that little bear said…
‘Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.’
But if you still feel that you need help to get you started on your book then I would love to be able to help you create your legacy, particularly if you are a business person who wants to grow your business in 2019. Writing a book should be an inspiring and fun task not something to be feared or stressed about.
So to quote Winnie the Pooh again…
“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”
And that is exactly what will happen when you put on your author boots and make a start on your very own adventure into the world of words and books.
If you would like to find out more about how I can help you with your book then check out details of my next book coaching and publishing programme . It begins on 19th February which incidentally is the day Helen Fielding, author of Bridget Jones’s Diary, was born!
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Sarah Houldcroft, the founder of Goldcrest Books, has been working with authors for many years. She has a background in sales and marketing as well as publishing, is tech-savvy and as an avid reader brings a new perspective to the publishing process.
Her writing workshops and publishing programmes have been very well received and she is often asked to speak at events, writers’ days, webinars and take part in Facebook Lives.