Be Brave! Dream Big!
I became a writer because this process takes me very much out of my comfort zone as I prefer to be more of a behind the scenes type. I use to say introvert or wall flower but that really didn’t describe me very well so I invented a new word...
Introprotagonist – /ˈintrō-prōˈtaɡənəst,prəˈtaɡənəst/ noun.
Being the main character of your own story, an advocate for all good things but doing so behind the scenes, quietly and effortlessly.
Introvert or wallflower gives the impression I don’t wish to participate in my own life or the life of others and that’s just not true. I’m an extremely helpful person... in fact I can’t help, helping. But now I’ve decided to help myself.
I have a dream of not only being a published author but a successful one which requires my presence and input. So, I’m trying to be brave and dream big. So, far I have self published a children's book, Best Bud's b & d, now available for Kindle and paperback. All formats are now available on Amazon.com. I received my first copy it turned out great. But I'm already looking to revise it to make it better, and am 1/2 way through the artwork to make the next story, Minding p & q. I hope to turn it into a children's series.
It’s a really great feeling seeing your son walk around the house holding your book saying “Best Buds b and d by Charity Rue. That’s my Mom. Dad will you read this to me? Mom wrote this book for me.”
I did write it for him and published it so every kid who has a hard time with reversing these two letters can have a fun way of learning the difference. I also plan on making a audio book of this story once I can set myself up with the right equipment.
So remember... it may not feel comfortable going through the change required to make a dream come true but it’s worth pursuing. So be BRAVE and DREAM big!!!!