The story so far: about me, The Authorship Program®, and what a 10,000 strong revolution might look like!

I believe that the reason so many writers fail is because we are our own worst enemies.

We tell us that we’ll never be good enough, that our efforts are a waste of time and that we should be doing something more worthwhile. And the worst part? The world tends to agree with us.

But I also believe that no one ever "chooses" to be a writer. It's not a choice, it's a destiny. Whether you want to do it professionally or simply enjoy it as a hobby, you shouldn’t have to put up with people’s opinions on your life-long passion.

If you don’t fight for this, who will?

It was a cold Monday afternoon when I decided that it was either time to give up on my dreams of a career and on my life, or find a solution. I needed a way to protect my sanity if I wanted to continue in such an unpredictable, uncertain industry. I needed a SYSTEM. Enter The Authorship Program®.

The Authorship Program® is a book, course and community, all with the same singular purpose…to drive home the fact that if you are a writer:

You deserve to feel good about the work you do.

I don’t ever want anyone to ever feel the same way I did on that day, ever. I hope no more lives are lost due to insecurity or shame about their creativity.

I’m creating this blog because I love helping writers lead better writing lives. I’m creating it because it’s the blog I want to read. I’m creating it because I believe that incorporating spirituality and personal development into your daily life is directly proportional to how much success you'll have as an author. And I’m here to share my never-before-seen insights, ideas and practices that you can’t get anywhere else.

Writers deserve to feel good about the work they do. It's a destiny, not a choice - one that you deserve to feel good about, enjoy the pursuit of, and live through without insecurity.

I’ve decided that my first step on the path is to set myself a goal with a time limit. I aim to help 10,000 writers achieve their goals by the age of 30, which will come at the end of 2021.

Here’s the full story so far:

November 21st, 2014: I start the book without a clue what I wanted to say or how. The words were just channeled through me, given to me as a gift to share with writers across the world.

January 5th, 2014: I enlisted the help of some of my closest friends in the writing community who were more than happy to beta test, and word started spreading about this awesome new lifestyle idea for writers.

May 10th, 2014: The book launched with a LIVE cover reveal and three 12-hour launch parties on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. In the time leading up to the launch, I shared free lessons, quotes, printables, worksheets and prizes on social media.
June 2014: I hear murmurs and get emails from writers who love the material, but wish there was more hands-on support and community to go through it with. I get to work on the online version of the program!

June 2014 - April 2016: The book becomes a success by all my standards. I’ve receive stories everyday from writers telling me how the program has changed their lives that have me in happy tears.

May 2016: I add the finishing touches to the online program…which has been a looong time coming, and only now do I feel it is ready to serve writers in the best way.

May 2016: The blog has already had several iterations, with lots of stops and starts while I figured out what I truly wanted this movement to look like. But now it’s all clear…and here we are. And I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Over the past few years, there have been so many extraordinary events which have lead to the creation of this blog today. It’s an end of an era for the writers of the world who have ever felt alone, and the beginning for what I’m calling the holistic lifestyle movement. It is all one hell of an adventure.

I refuse to be ruled by fear or shame any longer. This is the log of how we're going to become remarkable…

And I’d love you to join me.

Over to you:

What is the biggest goal you're hoping to achieve as a writer this year? Let me know in the comments below!