How I published an ebook in 36 hours

I’ve written a lot of things for a lot of different people. The pay has varied from mediocre to great.

But I’ve grown complacent with writing for other people.

But I was frozen not sure how to start writing my own ebooks. Unsure if I possessed the skills.

But then I got to thinking. And everything I’ve written has given me the experience and understanding to create my own books. My own articles for sale. The only difference is now my name is on it. Instead of someone else.

Not everyone possesses the creative ability to write for themselves. And so at any given point you can find someone in need of a creative writer. Editor. The writing jobs are truly endless.

What is holding you back from writing?

I know for me it was an uncomfortable leap. Did I want my name on things I’d written or did I want to allow someone else to use my work under their name for a set fee.

Sure it was a great way to make extra money. It gave me different writing opportunities to hone in on different writing and editing skills.

But for me it was the easy way I didn’t have to be accountable for what I wrote really because no one knew who I was. I was paid and some other go getter was using their name on my work to create income.

That’s when I decided to sit down and write my own ebook with my own name.

Was it hard?

Honestly no. The hardest part was setting my perfectionism aside and diving in.

I set aside time each day and night and just started writing. And editing. And writing some more.

Amazon makes it incredibly easy even for the most inexperienced to format an ebook.

Word from the semi wise. Don’t bother using Microsoft word and you don’t need page numbers. My first mistakes.

Maybe 3 people buy my book. Maybe one day 300 people buy my book. Who knows but I did it!

It wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought.

If you are on the fence about publishing your first ebook try it. It isn’t complicated.

And it feels really great.

Danielle

A Simple Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils

I’ve written a lot for clients not much for myself.

I find it less work to write for someone else. I’m too much of a perfectionist sometimes and it ends up hindering my own production.

I decided on a whim to write and publish my own ebook.

It’s my first ebook from start to finish. I wanted it to seem as if you are talking to a friend. No sales just some advice. Some potions.

Some things that work for my family and own health.

It has a little of everything. Pretty common solutions to ailments. It’s easy to read, but should be used more as a guide depending on what potion and ailment you may have.

Of course I don’t think I’m a witch. But it is more fun to call them potions.

You can download for $2.99 my ebook guide for beginner oilers on Amazon.

A Simple Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils

I hope that you find some useful potions and recipes to try in your home for healthier living.

Danielle

Summer Reads

Into the Water

Paula Hawkins

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I love to read.

And I love a psychological thriller.

Since becoming a full time mama part time homesteader I don’t always have as much time to read as I’d like.  I’ll read a variety of books I don’t discriminate.  Every few weeks the kids and I head to the library and pick out some new reads for the month.  A way to beat the heat and get free books.

Our library has a summer readers program offering incentives for kids and adults to spend their summer reading.  At first I thought I was to old for a summer reading program but have found it’s encouraged me to read books that I normally would not have picked up.

From the author of Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins, allures her readers with Into the Water, a psychological thriller that will keep you continually turning the page.  Ending with a twist that is surely going to leave you surprised.

The story is set in Beckford, a community along the river in Northern England, known for its historical tales of witchcraft.  Known as the Drowning Pool, “the suicide spot.”  The mysterious deaths and suicides that occur at the Drowning Pool, draw Danielle Abbott to begin writing about the mystery surrounding the small town.  Her obsession with the Drowning Pool is what ultimately leads to her own mysterious death.

Paula Hawkins takes you on a journey full of twists and turns.  Similar to The Girl on The Train I had a hard time liking the characters.

If you are looking for a quick psychological thriller to read I would suggest Into the Water.  It keeps you turning the pages, wondering what will happen next.  The end of the book leaves you questioning it long after you’ve set it down.

Happy Reading!