I woke up around four in the morning like usual on Saturday January 23rd. I let the dog out to do her business and came back inside to get a cup of coffee (Keurig! It's Star Trek technology to this kid). I sat down with my laptop and began my daily process of updating my social media sites. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. It's a tedious but necessary daily task when you are a one man show. I can't complain because, again, I have coffee.
I set up a free Kindle giveaway campaign and hit the bricks with a full out assault on every avenue of social media possible. I Tweeted. I posted to Facebook. I posted to LinkedIn. I emailed my official press release. I sipped coffee. I typed. I sipped coffee. I searched for new people and new places to connect with. I was only going to spend about an hour on my social media tasks but that turned in to almost an entire day of updating and working to get the message out. Everyone likes things that are free, I thought. I was right! It only took a few hours but I found my first children's book sitting at the top position of Amazon.com. Yes. I took a screen shot to capture the accomplishment. I'll most likely frame it too. :) Thanks to everyone who retweeted, shared and downloaded my book. I really do appreciate it. I also appreciate those of you that have taken the time out of your busy schedules to post reviews. I can't say thank you enough.
I am tremendously excited about this new path I'm on. I've always loved writing poems, songs, short stories, magazine columns and term papers. Ok. I lied about the term papers but I needed to see if you were paying attention. Writing books has opened up an entire new level of creativity inside of me. I have being writing almost every single day. I continue to make progress on my novel. I have two other children's books written so be on the look out for a book soon dealing with the "Autism Spectrum Disorder". The next book was co-authored by my youngest son, who has Asperger's. Our family will officially have three generations of authors in April. My dad, John Wayne, wrote and published his novel "Three Pete" in late 2015, just before his death. I was so proud of him. I know he would be proud to know his grandson is off to an early start as an author. I look forward to the release of the next children's book! I'm happy to be bringing understanding and education about Autism through the eyes of my son. Perhaps, our experiences can help or encourage other families or individuals.
Until next time...
Dream big, dream often. Then do everything you can to make those dreams come true!