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I Have an Idea for a Book. Now What?

Updated: Nov 2, 2020

Once I decided to share the most horrible part of my life, I could not stop thinking about it. Every day, confidence about my story exposure grew and straightened out, like a young oak developing into a powerful giant within fertile soil.

I just needed to define my task and make a plan. I was positive that a talk show – like Ellen DeGeneres – would be the most amazing way to tell my story. The only disadvantage about that idea was that the Ellen DeGeneres show seemed like a shining star, somewhere in an endless sky that I could never be able to reach.

I always say: when in doubt – write! There are a few hundred little pieces of prose, two-line poems, and random sayings in my computer folders and phone notes. Long ago, I found out that the best way to get rid of unpleasant feelings – or to double and remember happy moods – is to put them into words on paper.

Excited and overwhelmed with my new upcoming project, I started my own little journey by drafting a few sentences on a piece of paper, kind of like a brief and compressed narration. Little did I know this had a name – a synopsis – as I had learned later on the way. I was so amateur within this field, too far away from all the writing slang and terminology, especially because – my native language being Russian – I had never dealt with writing in English.

Being profoundly thankful for the creators of the Internet, I began the most random and chaotic online search for any information I could get my hands on. After a few days of shoveling through virtual masses, it appeared to me that the only possible way to tell my story was to contact someone; someone who has insight to the television or production industry and present the idea to them. Needless to say, I had no connections. Nevertheless…

I’m a strong believer of the idea that no encounters with others ever happen out of mere chance, and here is the first element of proof for you. Well… I have to stop here. Come back for my next blog post and I will tell you about brief but meaningful encounters which changed my life forever.

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