After reading about how only 3% of children’s books have a person of color as the main character, I was inspired to write a children’s book with the main characters being black. Since writing it, I’ve been working on getting the book published but the process hit a low point yesterday after a phone call with a publisher.
I was highly anticipating this phone call all day and was very excited due to hearing about his interest in the book. The conversation quickly turned into how the odds are completely against me, how I will not be a successful writer because I’m not already famous, and how the book will ultimately be a failure. I felt like the publisher, who I’m very appreciative and thankful for him keeping it real with me, was more so trying to talk me out of this.
I felt defeated.
After talking to my mom, listening to the words of encouragement from friends, and reminding myself of how stubborn I am, I don’t believe in the impossible. I will keep his words in consideration but he gave me an even bigger chip on my shoulder!
Today, I wrote out the layout for the book to I can visualize what the book will look like in physical form. The illustrations are in the works of being made and soon I will have this book published! I am going to do everything in my power to push this book and make it a game changer! Just like the title of the book states, the possibilities are endless. I am way too stubborn to hear any of that “it’s impossible” talk. If the opportunity hasn’t been there for others, I will shock the world and pave the way! I WILL be sharing a published copy of this book one of these days. Just watch me shock the word!