Its almost the end of Year, a looong year! I am looking back to this 2017, to see what all it has given to me.
Year 2017, gave me many memorable moments, unforgettable lessons, wonderful excitements and most of all the tag – Author.
Yes, even though I have published a book back in 2004, and always had the urge to write more books, it never happened.
Thanks to the Year 2017, I had 4 of my books published. All are treasure to me. And few of them did turn to be a treasure for my readers. Million Thanks to those kind people who spent not just their hard earned money but also the time to actually flip those pages of my books to read on my thought.
I wish I can thank “Million people” who bought, but not yet there. You see..
While we authors love to have reviews and comments on the book provided by the reader, not all reader document their review for the book.
Some may feel the book is not worthy to comment, or may feel not to discourage the author by putting negative comments, or did not had time to do it.
Whatever the reason, it’s always happy to see that there are still people who read books, found yours in the ocean of books in this digital world. I should also thank to the Amazon for providing such opportunity to new comers.
And add to it, the pride and excitement of getting a payment for the books written – royalty payment. Really, yes.
Believe me, it will not make me rich, or help to plan a big vacation. But, certainly a pocketful to have a decent dinner in restaurant, with my Love.
I do have many questions on why did I start writing books at all.
I have been blogging for sometime, infact more than a decade. But I should agree to the fact that the frequency of a blog coming out from my site did come down. As with others I too have blamed it on the unavailability of time. Took sometime to realize that its not the actual reason.
Do you know the real reason?
Real reason is the content, the ideas, creativity. And a lot of PASSION.
Yes, if you have ideas, I am sure your PASSION will make you find time to get it done.
Looking back, I am still unable to believe that I have published four books in this year, one after the other. So, its a good start.
Will I continue with same momentum?
Will my creativity be motivated?
Will my creation satisfy readers to motivate me?
Only Time can answer.
But, there is also another question – Should we creators (I consider me as one, don’t you?!!!) keep looking for motivation to do any creation? Feel let down if none?
My answer is No, with a capital N.
While the motivation is always good to have, that does not define our passion. Creation are the result of our ideas, provided it blends with our passion.
Remember a recognition is not so easy. It takes years to get a reputation. To make an impact. To get a brand value.
Do not work to get these things.
But those things should come to you based on what you do. So, follow where your passion leads you to.
Remember, even if there is no destination, do not worry. Enjoy the journey. Not all journey should end with a destination.
Believe me, the journey without destination is great – for, your journey never comes to an end.