My Life Being Renewed: I published my first Book on Amazon!!

I published my first Book on Amazon!!

February 27, 2016

Hi Lovies! There's a reason that I haven't blogged in a while....I finally finished my eBook and formatted it for the Kindle! My new eBook "The Ultimate A-Z Guide to Running a Lucrative Virtual Assistant Business" is now available on Amazon!! If you are a member of Kindle Unlimited, you can read it for FREE ($9.99 to purchase)!! Get your copy here!



This week was extremely emotional for me, I have so much weight on my shoulders with running a business, writing a book, client work and trying to work on our house daily that I had a couple of mini-breakdowns before all of this happened. Of course, I prayed through it asking God for his guidance. On Wednesday, I decided to take most of the day off of work and I was talking to my Mom about my business and my book and while I was talking out loud, I had a moment of clarity- I am meant to be a writer! How could I have not seen this all of my life? Once I had this moment of clarity, God reminded me of two dreams that he had given me about 9 months ago. The first dream was that I was in my home office and I was so happy because my new career was writing and I was getting paid for it! The second dream was that I was to become wealthy off of royalties- when I think royalties, I think about books, cds, etc. On my goals list at home, I have two goals- one is to become wealthy and the second is to help the less fortunate. I want to use my money to help others who have had a hard time in life - I know what that's like and I want to help others in their time of need.

Having God show me exactly where I need to focus in my career is a MAJOR breakthrough for me!! I had been struggling in my business because of being overwhelmed with so many people wanting me to work with them and I didn't want to stretch myself so thin that I had no time for God, my husband or even myself. It was causing me to have anxiety, so I started praying and God answered! (Like he always does!)

I can't even begin to tell you how exciting all o f this is for me! For those who don't know me, I've been writing since I was a little girl, mostly in my journals. All of those years being a nerd, getting the award for reading the most books in book clubs, being in spelling bees- all of it is paying off! I have also already written 1/8 of my new book- this one will be more of a chick lit inspirational type book based loosely on my life. I'm so excited to start my career as a writer!

Also, If you do read my new eBook, whether you purchase it or download it through Kindle Unlimited, I would love it if you would spread the word and also leave a review on Amazon. This would really help since I am a first time Publisher on Amazon.

I hope this post helps you to follow your dreams, don't give up! There were so many times that I had break-downs and just cried and prayed, but I never gave up. I just kept working even when I just wanted to lay in bed. Success is not for the lazy, working hard and praying is what got me to where I am now!

What are some of your hopes & dreams and what are you doing to work towards making them happen?

xoxo,
Melinda

42 comments:

  1. Congrats on the published title!
    I love Kindle Unlimited and have been using it recently FOR blogging tips & insights - i'm sure you'll have plenty of success with this (and probably BECAUSE of it)! Yayyy!!

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    1. Hi Cherish! Thank you so much!! Awesome! I hope that you grab my book since you have KU:) I would love to know what you think about my eBook :)

      xo, M

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  2. Wishing you good luck with your first book! I am going to check it out! (and I mean it!). It really sounds interesting! I hope it's full of usefull tips! xxx

    www.naomella.com

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    1. Naomella, thank you! The entire guide is pretty much ALL tips and systems on how to run a successful Business! :)

      xo, M

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  3. Dear Melinda,
    first I have to congratulate you for all the beautiful happenings in your life. That sounds great!
    I really feel with you, I also had a lot of break-downs in my life and I also cried and prayed a lot. I think in these situations it is really the best to trust in God and the good because there is always a reason why we make some bad experiences and through the worst we learn to grow and to trust.
    Thank you very much for this nice post, I enjoyed it very much :-)
    Jasmin

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    1. Hi Alice!
      Thank you so much! I think that it is awesome that you pray when you have difficult times- I know that hard experiences help us grow :)

      xo, M

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  4. So awesome, Melinda!! How exciting! I'm sure such a weight has been lifted off your shoulders but it seems like it was worth every late night, every tear, and all the stress!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

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  5. Thanks Dana! Yes for sure! Yes I'm finally starting to see the light at the end of that long dark tunnel- it's amazing what can happen when you keep pushing and working hard even when you feel exhausted and want to give up! :) xo, M

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  6. Hello dear! Your blog is very beautiful and I like the way you write. :)x

    Would you like to support each other by following me on the both of my blogs, and I'd follow you back?
    If you'd like, follow me and let me know in the comments of my newest posts :
    http://living-like-v.blogspot.ba/2016/02/february-playlist.html
    http://staliaisbae.blogspot.ba/2016/02/love-before-life.html

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  7. Ah wow, that's so cool - well done on finishing and publishing your first book! And thank you for the lovely comments on my latest post too. - Tasha

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    1. Hi Tasha! Thank you so much! Have a lovely weekend :)
      xo, M

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  8. Well done on writing a book, that is an amazing achievement! Thank you for sharing!

    Best Wishes,

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Coco, thanks for stopping by the blog! :) I look forward to reading more of yours!

      xo, M

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  9. Congratulations on your first book! I can't even imagine how much of an achievement that is, especially after all of your hard work. I love writing myself, and even fancied being an author one day too but that's changing slowly (but I still like writing)! I'll be sure to check this out - congrats again!

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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    1. Thanks Samantha! Yes, it definitely feels amazing! :)

      xo, M

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  10. Hey girl, great post! Love it!
    My new post is up, so please check it out http://missbabybluelove.blogspot.rs/2016/02/coffe-time.html

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    1. Thanks girl! I will definitely check out your new post! xo, M

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  11. Congratulations!!!
    Wishing you great start of the week!
    xoxo
    Ramona

    http://ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie

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  12. Thanks Ramona! Hope that you have a lovely start to your week as well :)
    xo, M

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  13. That is so exciting you have your one book congrats!!
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  14. Hi Laura, thanks! I'm working on my second one, but this one will be more inspirational chick lit type :)

    xo, M

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  15. bravo! it's great <3
    I want to be famous in art...my dream
    xoxo
    myartrip.blogspot.com

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  16. Thanks so much for stopping by! That is an amazing dream to have- keep at it, you will do it! :)

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  17. Congratulations! What a great achievement. I will be checking it out. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Jacquard, thank you so much! Thanks for the blog link- I am excited to check out your blog :)
      xo, M

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    1. Bernadette, thank you so much! :) xo, M

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  19. Oh my gosh, well done!!!!!! So happy for you, darling! This is a great achievement, you should be proud of yourself. :) <3 I will be sure to check it out! x

    Kay
    Shoes and Glitter
    YSL lipstick giveaway!

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    1. Thanks Kay!! That would be awesome :) I have another book launching April 5th- it's avaialable for pre-order now on Amazon. "From Assistant to #BossBabe" http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CDXABI2

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  20. Congratulations, dear! You are such an inspiration. May God always bless you and your family. xoxo

    www.love-joice.com

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  21. Congratulations, dear! You are such an inspiration. May God always bless you and your family. xoxo

    www.love-joice.com

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    1. Thank you so much! That means so much to me :) God bless you and your family as well!
      xo, M

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  23. Congratulations, Melinda! God is so good and He always answers our prayers! I hope your book is a success and that you get to live out the dream He gave in becoming wealthy and being able to help others. Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have an amazing day and week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Jalisa, thank you so much!! You are right, God is so good! :) And I hope that my dream comes true as well- I'm really excited to see what happens!

      I hope that you have an amazing week ahead as well! :) xo, M

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  24. Wow. Congrats :)

    http://perkymegs.com/

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  25. How exciting you've published your first book on Amazon - wishing you tons of success, especially as you exude such positivity, faith and determination. All the ingredients are there :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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    1. Hi Gabriella, thank you so much! That really means so much to me:) xo, M

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  26. Congratulations! You can be so proud on you! I know this feeling so well when I remember how it was for me when I published my book :)
    Many thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Do you want to follow each other?
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  27. Congratulations! That is so exciting :)

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