Author Accelerator Member Spotlight: Donita Brown

Celebrating a writer’s success

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We’d like to introduce Donita Brown, one of our Author Accelerator members. She recently finished her first draft and we invited her to sit down for a little interview to talk about her experience. So without further ado, here is Donita Brown!

Q: Okay, Donita, can we have the basics about your project and your book coach?

Donita: My book is a memoir titled Wisdom From My Father.I worked with Author Accelerator book coach Deb Lieberman.

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Q: How long have you been working toward finishing your draft?

Donita: 10 years ago I started collecting little things that my sweet, wise father said I to me with the intent of “one day” writing a book about his wisdom.

5 years ago, I made an outline and said I was going to work on it, but life got in the way.

This year for my birthday, I decided to hire a book coach. After much research I went with Author Accelerator and was placed with Deb.


Q: How does it feel to have finished?

Donita: Lovely. Just lovely. But oddly, instead of feeling like it’s finished, I have a feeling that this is just the beginning.


Q: What did you do to celebrate?

Donita: I sent my book to be printed at FedEx (fancy, huh?) and will be giving the very low budget copy it to my Dad on a long hike he and I are doing soon. My book is about the wisdom he has given me. He has no idea that I have been writing this book and I am buzzing with excitement about it.


Q: What are your next steps?

Donita: I will be sending my book proposal to a few agents. If that does not seem to pan out, then I’ll self-publish.


Q: Why would you recommend coaching to get to a finished draft?

Donita: My book coach, Deb, was such a help in this process. She provided insightful feedback, was encouraging and help me accountable.

Thanks so much for taking the time to talk with us, Donita. And again, congrats on your huge accomplishment!



Originally published at medium.com on December 22, 2017.