It all started in the summer of 2016 when I made the decision that I want to write a book and publish it. Crazy decision, right?! But I was determined. I had my book idea and I started to write.
Fast forward to May 2017. It was very late in the night. I was all tucked up in my bed and just browsing the net for how to become a writer and what are the publishing options, and etc.
Then I accidentally stumbled upon the Write Practice site. And OMG! If it wouldn’t be so late in the night I swear I would have jumped up in the air! Such a great site.
My attention straight away grabbed the 100 Day Book program. I was intrigued to find out more about it! I swear it was not a coincidence (it was meant to be!) that there was a FREE webinar just a day later. I was so excited! I signed up for it straight away.
After watching the webinar I was so pumped up. It felt like I could write a book in a day! No joke! I was so inspired. The quote “Ideas are useless. Execution is everything!” just struck me and changed my perspective.
I wanted to sign up for the 100 Day Book program right then and there in the middle of the night. But at the same time, I didn’t want to rush into something (the morning is always wiser than the evening!). I decided and promised to myself to sleep on it and if it would still be a great idea in the next morning I would sign up for it. And guess what? The next morning came and the idea was just as great as the evening before.
I registered the same day and posted all the requirements on the site. My hands were shaking from the excitement! I just couldn’t believe I was doing it!
I have never written a book before. The only writing experience I’ve had was writing poems. I have been writing them since I was a teen. But all of those poems have never seen the daylight. (well…) Except one that I posted on The Write Practice site. But I don’t think that it counts as a writing experience. But it didn’t stop me anyway.
I entered the 100 Day Book program with a new book idea that I saw in my dream couple of nights before the FREE webinar. I went with it! I thought why not?! Let’s make these 100 days one fun adventure. And I don’t regret anything! It was a good decision. It was a fresh start. I was intrigued by how the story would develop. Because last summer (when I decided to write a book) I started to write a crime fiction book but I entered the program with children’s fiction book idea. Complete opposites. I never thought that adventures would be “my thing”. But I am glad I went with the new idea.
Here is the premise to understand what my book is about:
A fantasy book adorer Stella, the younger sister, discovers a magical mirror and teleports herself away. Her older brother Charlie goes after her into the unknown. They land in a dark and magical world. They are faced with adventures and dangerous situations when asked to help to free the Kingdom from the evil Wizard and the Witch, who has taken over the land.
On the 4th of August, I posted my last chapter. I had finished my book 3 weeks before the 100 Day Book program was over! I was to the moon and back happy! I would have never believed if someone had told me that I can write a book in 100 days or even under 100 days.
When I started I thought that people wouldn’t want to read my story or would find it boring. But I was proven wrong. I got great feedback after every post and fellow writers liked it. I was and still am incredibly proud of myself.
Now looking back I think the key to my success was that I started the program with low expectations so that I wouldn’t be heartbroken if something would go wrong or I would quit after 3 weeks.
To take the part in the 100 Day Book program was very important to me. I learned a lot of new things about myself. I learned my writing weaknesses and how to deal with them; my strengths and how to use them. I learned that I have favourite things and least favourite things to write about.
I learned that I am an expert in the procrastination. I never knew that it would be so hard to stay focused. To stay put and not to move away from the computer. But I found the solution. A big bag of jelly beans beside the computer was all that I needed. Definitely not the best nor friendliest solution for the figure, but it helped. Healthy stuff just didn’t do the trick.
Another great thing about the program was the writer’s community. It was and is awesome. English is my second language and people were very kind and understanding, very friendly and supportive. It is amazing to know that you are surrounded people who share the same passion as you do.
I would 100% suggest The Write Practice 100 Day Book program to anyone who wants to become a writer or already is a published author. It is a great writers community!
P.S. Here is the link to the 100 Day Book program TheWritePractice.com/WriteABook
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Till next time,