Do you ever wonder how other people seem to be able to write books effortlessly and it makes you think, “I could NEVER do that!”
There’s nothing worse than knowing that you want to do something but feeling completely stuck and overwhelmed. I mean, writing a book is a huge endeavor, right?
And if you’re not a "real writer," then how could you ever write a book?
You may be thinking…
* Who would ever want to read it?
* What would I write about?
* Who would even care?
My name is Suzanne Doyle-Ingram and I am here to help you write a book. I have written and co-written 15 books and I have helped hundreds of others do the same.
But here’s the thing – I am a mother of 3 and I own my own business… It’s not like I sit around all day, eating bon-bons in my luxury villa and writing for hours. (As if!) I have no time for that!
I run my businesses during the day while my kids are at school, then after school, I drive them all over town to gymnastics, dance, Jiu Jitsu and swimming lessons. It’s crazy busy!
I know that you’re busy too. I get it.
When I first started writing books it was out of desperation. My marketing company took a nosedive in 2010 because of the economy. Nobody was spending any money on marketing. Everyone was tightening their purse strings and I lost an income of $100,000/yr almost overnight.
I was freaking out!!!
Here’s the part where I should tell you – I am not a “real writer.” To me, “real writers” are people who live and breathe to write. They get up in the morning and all they can think about is writing. At the end of the day they feel sad if they didn’t get enough time to write.
That is definitely not me!
Having said that, I decided to write a book. Only because I had heard that people were making money with Kindle so I thought maybe I could too.
Long story short – I researched what was trending (using my marketing background), and I wrote a gluten free cookbook.
Full Disclosure (this is embarrassing): I actually wrote it under a pen name because I thought if it totally bombed I didn’t want anyone to know it was ME! (That’s how insecure I was about the whole thing.)
But guess what happened? It became a #1 Best Seller! (see screenshot below)