I Landed a Book Publishing Deal and Visualization Helped Me Do It

Here are the three crucial steps that will help you, too

Rica Ramos-Keenum
The Virago

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Not all roads lead to success. This is why many people say they “want to,” “plan to”, or will “someday” write a book. It’s a bucket-list wish, and for far too many writers, it will only ever be a pipe dream: because their motivation doesn’t match their desires.

They want it, but perhaps not enough to really work for it. Make no mistake, to get what you want, you have to hustle. But your mindset is a huge factor too.

If your idea of success is to publish a book, and you’re motivated to make it happen, you may find the following tips helpful for traversing the long (and often potholed) road to your goal.

Goals & Visualization

I am a firm believer in visualization. I once did a speech about the concept, and through my research, I learned that Jim Carey (the slapstick goofball comedian) believed the same. As a starving actor with a dream, he drove his crappy car out one night, parked on a hill, and looked up at the stars. With passion surging through his veins and little to nothing in his bank account, he wrote himself a check for a million dollars and dated it for the following year. You probably guessed what happened next: he…

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Rica Ramos-Keenum
The Virago

Journalist, yoga enthusiast, author of Petals of Rain and Nobody's Daughter: A Memoir of Healing The Mother Wound. Connect at Ricawrites.com