Ever since starting this blog in January 2017 I’ve been asked about writing a book countless times. I have decided that now is the time to announce that I am giving serious thought to doing just that, and using my blog as a template for a book.
This won’t be happening any time soon; I will need to edit and reorder blog posts to suit the book format, and I will also be adding some exclusive content which will take some time to put together. I am then going to need an editor or two to proof-read and validate my work – I have a couple of people in mind and they will hear from me shortly.
I also need to register as self-employed and look at how, once written and edited, I should go about publishing the book. Chances are I will opt to self-publish, and while I would love to have the book printed, e-books may be my only viable option financially.
I can only ask that you are patient with me as this is a monumental undertaking, but I think the hard work will pay off. Any financial support that can be offered to help bring this project into existence would be very much appreciated.
In the meantime, please keep reading my blog!
I am extremely excited to announce that I have once again been nominated to receive the Leibster Award, taking me up to a total of three awards received in a matter of months.
I am planning to accept the award a week from Sunday (1st July).
A big thanks to Alex Squire at The Life Quadraplegic for nominating me. https://quadlifeblog.com/
I am now an official member of Disabled Writers, an organisation that connects disabled writers with editors across the globe.
You can find my profile here: https://www.disabledwriters.com/profiles/emma-steer
With only 5 signed original copies of illustrations from my second series of short stories left, I will be reducing the asking price from £10 to £5. Donate £5 on the Donate tab above to be in with a chance of winning one!
Most people assume that being a blogger is an easy ride, so I’ve put together some info-graphics depicting how much time and effort it takes to bring just one blog post to life.
Your donations help support me financially, and enable me to call myself a semi-professional blogger. However, for a limited time only your donation could get you something else in return for your money; a signed original copy of one of the illustrations from the second series of short stories!
See yesterday’s blog post “Competition Time” for more details.
As promised, at the end of my second series of short stories, the illustrations are now being rewarded to the first six people to donate £10 or more to Diary of a Disabled Person! The price covers the cost of materials and international postage, as well as the small cut PayPal take with every transaction, leaving me with a modest profit to re-invest in the blog.
Simply select the Donate tab in the top right-hand corner (or on the drop-down menu on smartphones), and choose your payment method. I will receive a notification with your email address, and will be in touch to obtain your address.
In compliance with GDPR (yes, I really have to do this), once I have posted the illustration to you, I will delete both your email and postal address from my records, and you will receive no further contact from me unless you specifically express your desire to stay in contact.