This Friday at 9am (Sydney time), I’ll be sitting by the computer, keeping everything crossed that my technical knowledge is enough to carry me through if something goes wrong with releasing my first e-book into the world. It’s been quite a ride, so I just wanted to put together a behind-the-scenes look at my new ‘Acceptance’ e-book for you.
Why it took me so long…
I cannot tell you what a huge step this is for me. This book has been written for absolutely ages, but fear (more specifically, the fear of not being good enough) has kept me back. The truth is, I’ve been comparing myself to a lot of people out there who have incredibly beautiful e-books which seem to have sold thousands of copies. I kept asking myself, “What’s the point? You’ve never going to be anywhere near as successful as your blogger sisters. Look, they have amazing hair. Don’t even bother.”
However, I knew that I was sabotaging myself and that by not releasing this e-book, I would never really grow. I would never have the opportunity to have this new experience, to experience either flying or failing, and my intuition told me that I had to go for it.
Even though, for some reason, I resisted writing about it at first, acceptance is the one thing that I get asked about the most and I personally found in the most infuriating (and also rewarding) part of my journey. It’s a complete paradox, double-edged sword, whatever you’d like to call it. when I asked you on the Facebook page what you’d most like help with, ‘acceptance’ was the most common reply.
A Bit Of Background…
This first book, ‘The Little CFS Book of Acceptance’, is one in a series of mini e-books about the ins-and-outs of CFS and fatigue-related illness. It it aimed at those on their own healing journeys, but I would love to eventually have some books to help those without CFS to understand what the illness means and how it can affect us.
Because the book is part of a mini-series, the price will be less than a standard e-book. I hope that we’ll be able to put it up as a Kindle book and in the Apple store very shortly as well.
This Book is for you if:
- you’ve reached a place in your journey where you feel there’s more to it than meets the eye
- you’re feeling lost and need to get back on track
- you’ve become despondent and not as shiny as you normally are
- you feel as if you’re never going to see the back of this illness
- What Does Acceptance Really Mean?
- Acceptance Isn’t The Same As Giving In
- Where is my Finish Line?
- Getting Honest With Yourself- The Hardest Part of CFS
- How To Accept Help From Others
- 5 Techniques To Feel Acceptance When You’re Too Sick To Move
- The Main Lessons I’ve Learned from CFS/M.E.
- In Short…
What It Will Look Like…
Simple, clear and easy to read- perfect for picking up and putting down when you please.
Pay What You Want
After deciding to price my book one way, I ended up deciding to do something completely different. This book is a ‘Pay What You Want’ e-book, meaning that there is a recommended price, but you are welcome to give a fair price and pay what you want.
I don’t often say this about things I’ve done, but I’m actually quite proud of it (bless its little electronic pages!)
Can’t wait to hear your feedback my loves- thank you so much for all your help and support!
Love, Katie xxx