A few days ago, it occurred to me just how far I have come on my author journey. I remember that when I wrote my first book The Philosophy of a Mad Man back in 2012, I posted on Facebook confidently describing the book as “the only book I will ever write”. Eight books later and I’m amused by the way God is endlessly creative in defying our expectations.
I’m not a full-time author yet, but a few weeks ago I had a vision of a moment in the future — of what my life might be like if I am able to make a living as a result of all my writing and publishing and promoting. I began to see a career as a self-publishing author as a realistic possibility. The trigger for this was a promotion I recently ran which resulted in my book God’s Grand Game selling over 1000 copies in a single day. That blew my mind!
I know that as a community of writers and bloggers, many of you reading this have the same kind of enthusiasm that I have when it comes to writing. That’s one of the reasons why I recently had the idea that I would like to share everything I’ve learned from my author journey so far, and to be part of a community of authors who share ideas and help one another to remain enthused about the possibility of making a living with their writing.
That thought, coupled with the fact that I’ve been doing a lot of web design this year, gave me the idea of creating a website where I share everything that has and hasn’t worked for me as an author, and where I can encourage people to share their own experience with self-publishing as well.
I’m very excited to show you the website I have brought to life as a result of all of the above considerations. I designed the website from scratch and it’s self-hosted (i.e. not hosted on WordPress.com like Perfect Chaos is). The website is pretty much finished, although it could do with a round of proofreading and I will likely be adding more pages from time to time as my career and the publishing industry evolve.
It’s more of a static website and less of a chronological blog than Perfect Chaos, but people can still subscribe and I will send out occasional updates when new content is added to the site or if there’s anything else particularly important to share. I’m excited for you to take a look!
After you’ve read the ‘Welcome’ page and taken a look around the website, I would love for you to engage by leaving a ‘Like’ or a comment if you do indeed like what you see and read. If you have any questions or feedback, you can also email me; I’d be delighted to hear from you.
Thanks, as ever, for your interest in my life and work, and I look forward to welcoming you into the Author Epiphany community!