For the readers of Scared to Life - a few photos from my journey. Click on the photo for the location and description.
"From the very first page, Jillian Webster's passion and pain will grip you to the extent that you feel as though you are by her side, watching as her life unfolds. She will take you on her journey, a journey of finding herself and her place in the world when she doesn't even know what she is looking for...other than life. This book will show you what bravery means, it will show you what it's like to take life in your stride, and most of all it will show you what it's like to listen to your heart and never give up. Even though this genre is not my typical read, I'm so glad I picked it up based on a friend's recommendation. I loved it, and I'm so impressed by the quality of her writing for a first time author. I'm already looking forward to her next book, whatever it may be." - Richard Amazon.com
I feel like I'm dreaming. Actually, now that I think about it, I feel this way often. I look around at my life and wonder how I got to be so lucky. And then I remember-it wasn't luck that brought me here, but hard work and faith.
I made this happen.
wow. These last four months have been such a whirlwind--an unbelievably overwhelming process of publishing with endless lists and emails; starting my own "limited liability company", obtaining a federal tax ID number, buying barcodes and ISBN's, and registering my copyright. I've been working with copyeditors and graphic designers while editing my book, working on my website, editing my book and then editing some more. Get up early and work, then go to work, then go home in the evening with a take-out dinner and go back to work until I fall asleep on my over-worked and over-heated computer.
I suppose I knew it was coming, and I've tackled the lists and the to-do's the way I knew I would...but I lost myself a bit in the process. I became exhausted and found myself looking at the obligations and lists with resentment. Publishing a book is a full-time job. It can take over your entire life and since I've never done it before, it became overwhelming to a point where I considered giving up.
So, when you're tackling your dream and find yourself overwhelmed, what do you do? What did I do?
Thoughts about facing fears, pursuing passions, and the human condition.
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