A “real author”

One of the hardest parts of this project has been viewing myself as a real author.  I didn’t grow up dreaming of being published.  I didn’t work on the high school newspaper.  I didn’t even take a journalism class in college.

I see the need for this book, for my Dad’s story to be told and to help those with Secondary Trauma, so I push on.

I just applied for my first literary grant to help with this book.  You HAVE to brag on yourself when you have two pages to beg for money.  You have to toot your own horn.  I’m not unfamiliar to self promotion- I built my practice from the ground up.  I am an LCSW though (Licensed Clinical Social Worker).  I felt confident and competent doing that.

So my goal from this moment forward- my first round of edits are back.  I am no longer allowed to say “I’m not a real author”.  I’m just not a published author…yet 😉



  1. thenoveilst

    Indeed. As a published author, I encourage to keep going. You might find some inspiration on my blog home page about my journey if you like. All the best 🙂

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    • Thank you for the words of encouragement. I am heading to your blog now 🙂


      • thenoveilst

        Thanks for viewing and here’s wishing you a wonderful journey with your work 🙂


  2. Glad you have seen the light. You are an author and so glad to be on this journey with you.

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