The concept of success is a curious one indeed. I recently ran into someone who asked me how my book was doing. I shared stories about a nine year old girl who found solace in my book because it reflected things she and her friends were going through; about a friend of mine who, after… Read More Redefining our World, one (or two!) Word(s) at a time: Success and Winning
I was wondering if I would continue being lucky with reviews. Although it is only the second review to The Spirit Within Club to be released, I am still incredibly grateful and really excited that it is just as overwhelmingly positive as the first one. You can find the second review to my book here.… Read More And a second review to “The Spirit Within Club”
It’s been a long but quite pleasant process: contacting various reviewers, submitting a review proposal and, for the few that accepted, shipping the book out to them and, finally, waiting rather impatiently for the review. The day has finally come! You can check out the first review to The Spirit Within Club here. You can… Read More The First Review of My Book, “The Spirit Within Club”
Build in your successes while remembering your failures. That way, you are working your way up while avoiding the same mistakes you already made.
I got published. Yes, me, Sahar, I have a book on the shelves. I dreamt of this day for a long time, but it often felt like the odds of getting published were decreasing proportionally to the growing pile of rejection letters on my desk. I held on to those letters for the longest time,… Read More The Day I Got Published, or When Life Became a Little Surreal
Social justice has been a lifelong passion of mine, as has reading. Needless to say, I was thrilled when I realised, as a tween, that the two are intimately related. After all, “the reality of man is his thought (…). If a man’s thought is constantly aspiring towards heavenly subjects then does he become saintly;… Read More Getting Books on your Shelf: The Pros and Cons of Big versus Small Presses
The demise of the written word is predicted every couple of years since the inception of the Internet. I remember reading an gloomy article about how young people hoping to become internationally known published authors à la Stephen King should forget about that dream and settle for making moderate amounts of money with a book… Read More Note to all aspiring authors: there is still hope