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The Beginning

Hello! Hi. It's me. L.B. Thanks for checking me out and reading. It really means so much to me because... phew. First post! Eek!


The beginning is always the hardest part, don't you find? Getting that first word on the page, clicking done on the kindle author account, putting pants on in the morning...


Well, unless its a delicious meal.


But publishing my first book is a little scarier than happily shoving tasty food in my insatiable maw. As it turns out, a lot more complex, too. There are a lot of logistics, besides 'agree to term and conditions' on KDP... like setting up a website and a blog therein!


Each step that arises, each confirmation button is like a little "Are you really sure?" kick to my brovado. Am I that good of a writer to publish? Will anyone read it? Do I want to put my name and my words out there? Do I even want to deal with the hassle of all this?


Each click is a spine-straightening mustering of bravery. Book: written. Beta read: approved. Edits: (mostly) done. Cover: made. Formatting: Okay, still in progress. After that, however, I just need to dig up enough self-confidence to click that final button: Publish.


And if I can take the final steps, or the first few, to my goal of being an author after over 5 years, then I challenge you to pick up that hobby you forgot, reach for a dream, or just put on those damn pants and start the day already.

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