Thoughts of quitting

I constantly have thoughts of giving up on my books. At least once a month, since I started, I’ve had intense thoughts of, “this is never going to work out. I’m wasting my time. I should quit and do something else.”

It’s a tough nagging feeling. As much as I sometimes want to quit, I also have so many stories to tell. One thing that keeps me going was at a book reading that only three kids attended, I was once again thinking about quitting, when a mom of one of the kids came up to me and wanted to check out my books to buy one. She took all of them over to a table to read them and see which one she wanted. About 5-10 minutes later she came over fighting back tears and said her daughter read, “How High Can You Jump.” I apologized to her for my illustrations not being very good and she said her daughter had been having a tough time at school and her daughter lit up reading the book and she had to buy it.

As much as I want to make enough money to work on my books full time, that one moment made me realize just how much one book could change someone’s life.

Published by C. Fulsty

I'm an emerging children's book author and illustrator. I love to better my books and illustrations every day and with every new book. I welcome anyone to message me to discuss anything from books, to visits, to sports, to anything.

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