Monday, June 25, 2012

It Was All A Dream... Until I Decided To Go Get It!

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."~Eleanor Roosevelt


You know that feeling you get when you've accomplished something great... When things begin to fall into place and you finally understand what it means for something to be "a dream come true"?
  
I've experienced that feeling since the day I decided to live my dream: August 4, 2011.
  
In June 2011, I was offered a full-time position to work as a Quality Control Editor for one of the world's largest online marketing companies. Charged with the responsibility of assisting small businesses with maintaining an effective online presence, I was deeply inspired to start my own company based on the same principle of helping others. Since establishing iWrite4orU in August 2011, I have assisted a multitude of clients with projects that include: cover letters, resumes, articles, manuscript edits, business proposals, standard documents, and website content. 6 clients were immediately hired after requesting my resume service.
 
I always knew that I was born to write, but I didn't always know that I would be courageous enough to share my gift with others. I have the right to be selfish with my most sacred thoughts. However, once I realized that God gave me this gift to be a blessing to others, I dismissed all fear and doubt and allowed Him to lead me in my purpose.
 
The Bible says: "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again."~Luke 6:38

For me, this means that every time I give a piece of myself, I should expect double in return.
 
I launched my #WriterGrind Marketing Campaign on 6-12-12. My personal novel writing deadline is 12-12-12. 

I'm on a mission... 

Goal: Become a Bestselling Author before age 30. 

How?
 
Publish two books.
  
Amateur Thoughts: (12-12-12)
A Personal Collection of Essays, iWrite Poetry, and LRW Quotes.
   
Dearly Beloved S.I.S.T.A.S (Summer 2013)
A story that explores the concepts of Family, Faith, Friendship, Forgiveness, and inFidelity.

"We all have secrets... but what happens when your secret is no longer a mystery? When you lose the support of a cherished Family member? When you stop having Faith? When your Friends turn their backs on you? When you're too stubborn to Forgive? When you can't overcome the consequences of inFidelity? What happens when your S.I.S.T.A.S become your enemies?"

My client base is growing primarily through word of mouth referrals, and I'm currently averaging 3,337 website hits per month. My reach has also expanded over the past few weeks due to my frequent updates on social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. As of today, 55 people have supported my #WriterGrind  by rocking one of my iWrite4orU T-shirts. Again, I'm on a mission.

My new motto: Effort (Give it All You've Got).  Perseverance (Never Give Up). Faith (Believe).

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."~Philippians 4:13

Along with continuing to provide writing, proofreading, and editing services, iWrite4orU will soon offer tutoring and mentoring services for youth ages 10-18 who struggle with the comprehension of reading and writing mechanics, as well as publishing services for fellow authors who share my desire to maintain control over their own work through independently published compilations. With global exposure and a committed support base, I believe that iWrite4orU has the potential to become a unique platform for hard work and determination. 


In conclusion, my #WriterGrind was featured in the PonteVedra Recorder and EU Jacksonville Newspaper.


"I don't want to be famous... I just want to be remembered."~LRW

P.S. Today marks the 3 year anniversary of musicislifepoetryislove.blogspot.com. I started blogging the day Michael Jackson died because I want to be remembered... not for who I am, but for what I've done. I openly share my most random thoughts and feelings, my personal realities, and my deepest fears, with no regard to being judged or categorized. I'm a writer and I'm not afraid to "get real". Michael Jackson will never be forgotten. Hopefully when I leave this world someone will "Remember the Time" I made them think, laugh, or cry... and the time I inspired them to live their dream... because for me, "It Was All A Dream... Until I Decided To Go Get It!"

Visit my official website (www.iwrite4oru.com) for more information about my #WriterGrind.

*Music is Life... Poetry is Love*