Category Archives: Lessons

The practicality of failure

When I first wanted to write this post I wanted to write about setbacks and not failures. Because even the word failure has an unpleasant ring to it.

Failure sucks. We are afraid of failure. I am afraid of failure. I’m terrified by it. All my life I run the opposite way. I’ve looked for perfection. Everything has to be as I wanted to be or else… it’s a failure.

My ego is so big that I don’t allow myself to fail. Every little setback is considered a failure. And it haunts me. Sometimes for a day. Sometimes for more than that. Continue reading The practicality of failure

Lessons learned from publishing my first book

I’ve published my first book. I can say that I’ve made my first step as an established author. Even now, after a few days since publishing it, I still feel an eerie feeling regarding this matter. It doesn’t matter that I haven’t sold a single book yet. The important thing to me, it’s that I managed to do it, i’ve managed to publish my first book.

The first lesson that I learned from this experience is that it’s easier that I thought it would be. It’s not that hard to write a book. In the past year I’ve been writing every day. I reached a point where I wrote a poem a day. And the poems started to gather up, until they were enough to make a book out of them. Continue reading Lessons learned from publishing my first book