Archive for March, 2011
In the online world, we hear a lot about how focussing on things, having clear goals and taking action, will allow us to achieve whatever we want.
Listening to motivational speakers and discussing these things is all very well and I can talk for England, when the mood takes me, but I wanted to see if I really could walk the talk and prove to myself that it all works in real life.
Seven weeks ago, I sat down and decided to write my second book. I knew that I could do it, as writing is one thing I have always been good at, it was just the unquantified amount of work and precise direction of my efforts that I couldn’t quite see.
I sat and planned for a week, deciding what form my writing would take and in which direction it would go and then I started to write, believing that with focus and the clear, precise goal of the end product, my unconscious mind would steer me to the finish. It did.
I worked non stop, until 1 or 2 in the morning sometimes, waking up in the night to scribble thoughts on a pad by torchlight and after six weeks, 62,163 words and 491 pages, it was done.
The book has now been approved for publishing and I am only waiting to read the proof copy, before it goes on sale.
Bearing in mind that my first book, written 5 years ago, took me more than six months to complete, this to me, is real physical proof that we can indeed achieve anything, if we put our minds to it, have belief in ourselves and take constructive, deliberate action.
The book ‘Damaged Goods’ is an auto biographical story, about adoption, music, people and choices and will be available soon, as a paperback, kindle and ebook, both from Amazon and all other booksellers.
If you’re interested in having a look, you can get the latest news and see all the pictures that go with it, including some of the famous people from the world of Rock Music that I have met, you can have a look at http://facebook.com/damagedgoodsbook