Saturday, March 12, 2011

Just Released. Be available March 14th 2011

Available on Smashwords, Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Will be able on Print March 20th 2011.

My little boy is Autistic and this is about our family story. I have put together resources, techniques and other different advice for those families dealing with the same situation that our family is dealing with. I hope to inspire hope and to let others know that they don't have to go through this alone
My name is Stephanie Maddux. I am married and I have two children, one with Classic Autism. We live in a small town in Ohio. This book is based solely on our family's experience within the last three years. There will likely be a follow up book here in a couple years with further experience

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Another lesson....

Being patient is not something that would describe me at all. Throughout the whole process of writing to publishing as been a hard lesson learned. I thought that I would share:

Being patient is the most important. Nothing gets achieved overnight. It takes time to establish a groove, to get followers, to gain experience. When I first start I thought that it would be easy and quick. I was so wrong and I have learned the hard way. Wait and good things will come.

Don't get ahead of yourself. Writing comes first. Always. Market later. I just finished my second book but I am being patient and making sure that I don't get ahead before it is ready. I made this mistake the first time.

Someone once told me that to be successful, keep writing. It doesn't matter if everyone in the world hates your first book. At least you achieved something. The first stepping stone is getting up the courage to go publish it. Then publish the second, but keep writing if you love it. Who cares what other people think!

Be Confidant and Respectful. Know that your work is good and your proud of it. Be respectful to those who disagree. I read a lot of threads in forums and I am appalled at people's behavior. Just because there is not a actual face talking to you, you can still do damage through words.

Love what you do. Perfection. If you get tired or working on your novel, don't toss it or give up. Put it aside and work on something new for awhile. This is how I keep things new and exciting.

These are just a few that come to mind, maybe later I will post some more when I think on it more.