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Why I Wrote and how my Manuscript Made it to the Publishers

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Long hours or writing and revising, as well as a deep commitment and great support from friends and fellow Tribe Writers made me confident enough to submit my manuscript to the publishers. Hopefully, soon I will share with you and the world. Fear tried to scare me quite often. Just as often I ignored it and won!

Today, I want to share with you the reasons why I wrote and how my manuscript made it to the publishers.

“Sailing to Ithaca” began as journal writing to heal my life after an emergency hip revision left me on a wheelchair for two months. At some point, my writing changed. I was writing with my grandchildren in mind. I wanted to share my thoughts and feelings, memories and challenges, aspirations and inspirations, views on life; to help them find beauty and peace, sacredness in nature and people, riches in simplicity and contentment.

Later, I was writing for intimate and even imaginable friends, who would also journey the same path with me.

Journaling helped me not only heal but also see myself as a student and a writer of life.

  • I cherished a relationship with my non-physical guides who inspired my heart and guided my hand.
  • Listened to my heart, I became familiar with both my body and my soul. The healer in me prompted me through words to pay attention to what needed healing.
  • Writing cleared mind’s confusing thoughts, vent anger or frustration, helped me feel feelings, and let loose the creative juices.
  • Scribbled words pointed to untamed “weeds,” giving me the opportunity to uproot or keep in check, healing both body and soul.
  • I wrote to share my experiences and the way I see the world; to call attention to something which caught mine.
  • I wrote to remember my story, in case a wicked wind blew away my memories.
  • I wrote to inspire, empower, and challenge others to live a rich life, both physical and spiritual.
  • Finally, I admit, I wrote because this ego of mine, as much as I have it in control, yearns to leave something behind, before it’s gone.

Does your heart ever inspire you to share your story?

Does your mind tell you you’re silly for thinking you have something important to say, giving you every possible reason not to do it?

Mine did!

The more my words wanted to be voiced, the more negativity was taking hold of me.

Jeff Goins and the Tribe, in addition to few others, made me believe that I had a “story the world needed to hear.” Their  encouragement and cofidence in me and my writing canceled my negative thoughts and made a difference both in my thinking and writing.

It all began a year ago, when I followed Jeff’s blog and later in the fall when I first signed up for his online course, “Tribe Writes,.” This move transformed my writing.

My soon to be published book is the result of this valuable course.

I am trying to tell you that you own it to yourself to make every effort to help the little sprouting seed inside you unfurl.

If you love an idea, no matter how overwhelming (or how silly your mind thinks it is) you have to give it a chance.

Your story is worth sharing!

Stop listening to the voice of “reason,” trying to block your creativity. It’s Fear trying to protect you. You don’t need protection!

The universe, which wrote your story, wants you to share it. You don’t want to leave this world with your song unsung. You don’t want your dream buried deep inside.

Such dreams are Love gifts from the Universe. Inspiration is Love’s shadow. When the sun is out, Love and Inspiration walk together. When the night comes, Inspiration is nowhere to be found. You have to bring Love out in the light.

Anything in the light becomes light, enlightening and inspiring other as well. Everything done in the light can never go wrong!

Don’t hesitate!

The Tribe Writers online course Jeff Goins designed will teach you how to discover your voice, find the audience your words deserve, build a platform extending the range of your network, and get your words published.

I am encouraging you to sign up now and make a difference in your life and in other people’s lives. I will join you as well, because I  still have so much to learn.

You can look forward to creating an online writing life and to producing quality writing.

Registration will be open until March 20th but act now. (Sorry for my tardiness!) You don’t want to miss the opportunity. It’s a money back guarantee offe!  You get great gifts, when you sign up.

  • An amazing online course with a committed teacher
  • Access to a large online group of great peers on whom you can count for support and expertise
  • 30 multimedia lessons,
  • 12 expert interviews
  • 8 weekly emails
  • Over $160 in free resources

Go ahead! Click the link to find out more about this curse. Transform your writing life!

(I have a TribeWriters affiliate link at my sidebar. I get a little something back every time someone signs up from my page. I would appreciate you signing from here.)


I hope our writing paths converge on online!

Thank you everyone for coming over! Sign up for updates and free gifts will follow!

Thank you Jeff Goins and Tribe Writers for everything!

Blessings and Light to all!

Katina Vaselopulos