Throughout my college years, I got to meet many people both in classes and social events. Some have been more impactful than others, but one of the connections I made was that of Ashley Mason, twenty-something business owner of thriving local Boston consulting agency Dash of Social. Much like me, she felt driven to start her own company, and was able to take it full-time as soon as she graduated from college.
Additionally, she recently started a great online resource for other graduates looking to be an entrepreneur instead of an employee. It’s called Student to CEO, and I can’t say enough about how awesome these resources are. It’s a great place to read about what others have accomplished, learn tricks of the trade, and get inspired to start your own business.
Since it’s a blog largely consisting of work penned by other professionals, I was graciously allowed to guest blog for their site about my experiences being an author. After reflecting on how I got started, how far I’ve come, and the kinds of things I’m working on now to keep expanding my audience and growing as a writer, I developed a new sense of pride in my work and a renewed fire in my belly to keep going.
You can access my article on Student to CEO HERE.
As you may know, I’m currently deep in the drafting stage of the sequel to my newest book, “Forgetting What I Couldn’t Remember”. And although the storytelling aspect of being an author is the most fun part of it, it’s also extremely draining at times. However, hearing from my readers about how excited they are for the next installment really does help me more than they’ll know. Whether that feedback is a casual conversation over Instagram DM, or an official Amazon review (which really does help us indie authors greatly through the algorithm system) – I really gain so much insight into what’s working and what isn’t.
If you’d like to see the books I’ve published so far, you can find them on Amazon HERE.
Overall, writing (and publishing) are two very separate journeys. They often work together and complement each other, but they have to be addressed independently of one another in order to fully blossom. I know I’ve learned so much through these processes, and although I definitely would want to try traditional publishing in the future, it’s not something I’m actively pursuing – and I’ve learned that’s totally okay!
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