‘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