Earning as a Writer

Writing is a profession with many authors writing to earn a living. For me, I initially started writing with a very late diagnosis, and so that I could do something positive for the first time.

Through my blog @TheCPDiary my writing helps me continue to blog about ‘life’ and what I deal with in the wider context which affects us all. Through my books I now have understanding of my disability and have allowed myself to heal.

For those who don’t know ‘My Story’ I started writing because I wanted to get to grips with a disability I didn’t know I had and to understand ‘me.’

Writing has been a hugely positive experience and endorsements from both parents on writing my books is even better. I continue to write because it is good for my mental health and along the way I hope I can sell a few books!

Understanding myself in a way I never could without writing, has brought a certain calm into my life; a calm I didn’t have before. Growing up, I was angry and agitated at what I saw as an injustice.

When it comes to being an independent author, independent authors versus celebrity author, it is difficult for our work to be taken seriously. Where they are guaranteed their books will sell because they are a name, we can only hope.

In Covid-19 with mental health taking a complete nose dive, it’s hard to tell how my books are doing, but my books are different to my blog and in Covid-19, both are perfect for emotional and mental health. Being able to write gives me an incredible amount of satisfaction and I would be grateful for your support.

If you would like to check out my latest book ‘Spirituality, Healing and Me’ to see how it can help add value to your life, it is  available through Amazon UK, follow the link https://amzn.to/3joXymB – if you live outside the UK, you can buy a copy through The Book Depository for free international postage https://bit.ly/2X5ae9H

Thank you.

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4 Nov, 2021

2 thoughts on “Earning as a Writer

  1. It must be enormously difficult for you to earn a living as an independent writer, especially as you give of your time freely and we all benefit from The CP Diary.

    The least we can do is to show how much we appreciate everything you do for so many and to buy your books. They are a remarkable achievement. I would implore anyone who cares about their mental and emotional health, to buy your books.

    1. Thank you for the shout out. Hoping so… all I can do is hope that people will choose to support me.

      As an independent rather unknown writer, I would love people to get behind me and support me by buying my books.

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