I Wrote My First Co-Authored Book

How these 2500 words changed the way I viewed content creation and what I learned in the process.

Annie Ngu
OFFtheRECORD
Published in
5 min readFeb 7, 2020

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My first co-authored book with Golden Brick Road Publishing House is coming out this Spring.

It has always been a dream of mine to get published.

The book is called “Women Let’s Rise”. My story is about mastering my mind — learning to accept what I cannot control and challenge what I can. I can’t even tell you how excited I am that my name will be printed on a book cover. 2020 is already shaping to be a Milestone Year.

When I told my parents I wanted to be a writer, they became very concerned with what my future held. But I also know a lot of people who have finished their secondary degrees and fall farther behind than me. So, I ignored the advice.

If it wasn’t for my sheer unwillingness to let go, I wouldn’t be in a position to write anything for that matter. I just kept going. Yes, it was hard. Yes, there were moments where I stopped. Yes, imposter syndrome hit me hard. But I didn’t want to live in a world where I didn’t have a voice to lend.

Even if my parents were right—which they’re not, lol—and I couldn’t make a living out of writing, I knew I would have to have a career that could support my passion for it.

So, here we are.

I spend most of my days writing and thinking about what to write next.

The oddest thing about writing is that you can start somewhere but ultimately end up somewhere else. There were so many pieces I’ve written that were meant to be light-hearted but almost always end up dark and brooding. If we’re going to recount the times, I never thought that by writing poetry, letters to myself, I’d ever be published.

And now, my moment hath come!

I’m getting published!

But it’s not all glitter, gold, and cake. It’s so much work. I actually couldn’t believe the amount of work that I had…

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Annie Ngu
OFFtheRECORD

Product Designer, ADPList Mentor. Check out my co-authored book, #WomenLetsRise