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Posted on Aug 20, 2013 in Wisdom | 0 comments

The Launch!

The Launch!

I recently attended a conference for Christian women who are writers, speakers, and leaders called She Speaks 2013.  It was an amazing experience for me and I learned so much!  I cannot say enough about this conference if you want to become a writer or speaker in the Christian market.

The main thing I gleaned from the conference is that good writing isn’t enough.

 A successful published author is someone with a real job, real responsibilities, and a real time-commitment. 

There is much more to it than writing well.

After discussing what I learned with my husband and his parents (who we farm with), we all agreed to work together to launch my writing career.  It’s a team effort to help me achieve these goals.

If you’d like to keep up with my daily work to become a published author, you can follow me on Twitter @wysekimberly

My Office, Complete with comfy chair, reference materials, computer, printer, file cabinet, and snack!

My Office, Complete with comfy chair, reference materials, computer, printer, file cabinet, and snack!

One of the first things I learned is that I need a better website.  I was very happy with my WordPress.com site, but having a hard time making it successful.  Once I understood what needed to change, I committed to do it.  This site is my work-in-progress. 

Please bear with me as I figure out how to go from total ignorance of websites to becoming an educated website owner.  It absolutely terrifies me!  As I’ve been working today to transfer the old blog information to this site, my face has been hot and fire-red.  I am stepping out of my comfort zone and challenging the limits of my blood pressure.

I’ll write more about the other changes I’m making as the time approaches.

I’ve been calling myself a writer for some time, but I finally have the tools and knowledge to become a published author.  Please whisper a prayer for me as you read these words.  I can use all the prayers I can get.  Thank you.

If we were chatting over a cup of coffee, what would you tell me?

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