Persevering against the odds

I have just finished reading the well-known book ‘I am Malala’ about a young girl persevering against huge odds and opposition.

Her brave fight for education for all, especially girls, led to her being shot by the Taliban but even then she didn’t lose sight of her true cause to campaign for education for all. It’s amazing what just one small person can do in the world with determination.

I’m not fighting against the huge odds that Malala had to. But I am struggling in my fight to get my novella self-published because I believe in its message and I am determined to persevere with it. To date I have had to negotiate the best deal I can to use the words of a song and pay the copyright fees due to the writer of that song, so honouring him. Now, I am struggling to get the right book cover which is one of the key features of any book, e-book or print. The artist I was originally working with has found the project too overwhelming for her at this moment in time and so now I have to find someone else and pray for inspiration.

My campaign is not as important as Malala’s and not a fight that will lead to me being seriously wounded. However, I do believe in the message of my book and the power of the written word to change our ways of thinking and so I persevere because just one person or one book can make a difference. 

About journojohnson

I qualified as a journalist in 2002 and after a period working as a freelance for Gloucester Media writing advertorials, interviews, articles and press releases I have gone on to write for lots of magazines and newspapers, both local and national. I write regularly for the Writers and Readers magazine but have also written for CPO's Inspire, the New Writer, Classic Ford, and Take a Break's My Favourite Recipes among many others. I published my first full-length historical novel. Waireka in 2018 and my romantic novella, Alpha Male in 2016. Both can be found on Amazon. Please follow the links on my book page.
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2 Responses to Persevering against the odds

  1. Lucy Mills says:

    Happy new year – and all good wishes for the journey of 'birthing' a book 🙂

  2. Thanks, Lucy. I keep finding lots of hidden expenses. Self-publishing certainly isn't cheap!

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