Balboa Press publishes articles written by our authors in which they share some aspect of their self-publishing journeys. These are the words of Patti Galietta author of Angel’s Christmas Miracle, Check her out on Twitter, Goodreads and Pinterest. Download the Balboa Press free publishing guide to receive more information on self-publishing your book with Balboa Press.
Just like everyone I too have had my own personal experiences in life. Some were up and some were down. I like to call them peaks and valleys. During my life, I would always kid around and say “Someday I am going to write a book!” I always thought the book would be about the ups and downs, peaks and valleys of my life. But oddly enough the book did come about as a result of the ups and downs of my life. However, my personal experiences lead me to the enlightenment of my true self. This allowed me to see the power and miracles we all have the ability to experience once we become open to it. Which therefore lead to the writing of my stories.
As I progressed in my own journey I felt driven from a greater power to teach this to children. So I volunteered as a religion instruction teacher of grade school children. To my greatest surprise and satisfaction, the children readily received and understood. They were open to their connection with their divinity and everyday miracles. They had the expectation needed to know all things are possible.
In addition, I am a real estate sales agent and I have the opportunity to work with the elderly in transitioning from one phase of their life to another in the relocating of their residence. Again, sharing my own personal experiences with them has allowed them to be open to the possibilities and everyday miracles.
It has been a gift for me to see that old or young we are all searching for the divine connection within ourselves.
So I guess I always subconsciously knew I would be an author as I had stated over and over again in the course of my life. “Someday I am going to write a book!”
The process for me was not difficult as I followed my inner intuitiveness and let it unfold. One step leads to another step and I just follow. I learned not to press the issue. If something didn’t work out I left it and waited until my inner voice guided me again.
So when it came to marketing my books I initially had a bit of anxiety. I was told you have to get out there and sell your book. Everyone said social media is the way to go. I am not computer savvy and really had no idea how to connect to all the major websites. I spent a few days trying to figure it all out. Finally, through pure exhaustion, I had to let it all go. I went to bed one night and asked for inner guidance to assist me in the marketing process of my book. Sure enough the next day I awoke to assistance from clear across the country. A gentleman from Australia helped me in every step of the media marketing process. So when people ask me how are you going to sell your book??? I just smile and say “I will let my inner voice guide me. It has done a wonderful job already!”
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