‘A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.’ Lao Tzu
I made my first tweet the other day.
I’d been resisting Twitter for a long while now, simply because I wasn’t sure what I’d have to contribute. But then a lovely post by Eilis Niamh (here) made me reconsider my position, as did the fact that a couple of things happened that I would have tweeted about, had I the chance to do so.
And of course I’ve just published my first book, and the above quote was kind of how I felt about it all. There are so many steps to take in this journey and I feel as though I’m only at the beginning, even though I’ve already written and published a book. I compare it to how it feels when you get your black belt – you realise that, even though you’ve trained for several years to get to this point, you are at the beginning again. That all the learning you’ve done to date was only the preface to all that there is to learn, and that the process goes on for as long as you do. There’s a reason I called this blog ‘Journey To Ambeth’, because I believe that the journey is as valuable as the end result.
I have many more books to write and publish. I still would like to have an agent, one day, but at the same time am content to navigate my own path for now. Ambeth is going to be a series of six books, plus I can feel a short story collection coming along as well. Then there are the other books, one almost written, the others simply collections of notes at this time, waiting until I can sit down and listen for their stories, then pass them on to you.
Thanks for reading, and for being on this journey with me.
Oh, and my Twitter name is @AuthorHelenJ
Aha! Welcome to Twitter. I shall hie over there and follow you! X
I’ll see you there! Looked for you to follow but wasn’t sure which Louise you were 🙂 xx
Hi Helen, I just tweeted your post but noticed your blog isnt connected yet to your twitter name. If you do that in settings and turn on publicise all your posts will be tweeted automatically, and you will also see who tweets your posts after reading. Happy tweeting! 😀
Thanks Ali – just shows what a neophyte I am when it comes to all this Twitter stuff! Thank you for the heads up – I love this community we have, what a wonderful place xx
I’ve only met lovely people through WP! 😀 The authors here are very knowledgeable and supportive. I’m learning from them all the time!
So very true – me too!
I’m so moved that you felt inspired by my own baby steps into twitterland! 🙂 I agree, the journey is just as, if not more, important than the destination. I think it’s wonderful to have another way to get the word out on your books and stories. 🙂
Thanks Eilis – and yes, you really did inspire me! I do believe that things are presented to us when we need them, and your post appeared at just the right moment 🙂 Thank you so much for your support and following me x