This is my first blog ever. After 10 years, my book Simply Feminine has finally been launched and ranked at #1 International Bestseller in two categories on Amazon. I know I should feel excited and be celebrating, but instead, I’m asking myself, what now? My life has been about this book for over a decade and now it’s done, finished, over. I feel a bit lost. Maybe what I feel is kind of an Empty Nest Syndrome. My child has left home and gone out into the big world. She no longer needs my attention and nurturing…or does she? I’ve been told I’ve just begun. Now I have to think about marketing and promotion and book signings and interviews and blogging and more. But hey, to be honest, I’m much more concerned that women get the message of this book than my popularity or rankings. So, now I ask myself, how can that be done? I don’t have any real marketing or promotional training. I’m just one feminine women!
Looking back, the journey of writing a book for me was a journey of much growth and evolution. You see, not to sound too woo woo, but in 2006 I was divinely called to write my book. When I heard the voice instructing me to write this book, I was excited and terrified all at once. I had no real writing skills. I didn’t type. I must have done a lot of daydreaming in English class, because I knew next to nothing about the rules of writing. On top of all that, I was a slow reader, so reading wasn’t high on my list either. So, how does a two-finger typist, slow reader, and unskilled writer publish a book? With a whole lot of passion for my topic, a fierce determination and a massive amount of outside help. Thankfully, there were angels who showed up just when I needed them every step of the way.
Hey, this isn’t fair!
So, when everyone told me I needed to write a blog, I resisted. I thought to myself, hey, this isn’t fair. Don’t they know that as a reluctant writer, one book was hard enough? Do you mean to tell me that I’m not done writing? Now don’t get me wrong. I love the topic of femininity from the perspective of men. I love talking with men! I love researching and sharing what I’ve learned with other women. I just don’t love the writing part. Right now, I’m looking down at the word count. Only 410 so far. They tell me I need 500-700 words in a blog and that I need to do this often. It feels like something I could easily procrastinate because, although I’m much better at it, writing is still not my number one skill. And yet, I will do it because I passionately believe in my book’s much needed message to women on femininity. I will go deeper into the concepts I learned from men and wrote about in the book. So, bear with me if I make some grammatical errors or other mistakes. I’ll try not to let my perfectionism get in the way of my authenticity and my message.
Let me ask you, dear reader…what are some questions or comments you have around the topic of femininity from a man’s perspective? Do you have any questions from reading my book? Is there something that I didn’t cover in my book that you’d like to know more about? If so, let me know. If I don’t have the answer, I will do my best to find the answer from the world of men out there. Just think of me as the “Dear Abby of Femininity.”
Yay! I made it to over 500 words. This calls for a celebration!
Fun Free Gifts!
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