I lost my job about a year ago. It was devastating. I was then on a rollercoaster of a ride for the next eight months where I went on 38 (yes, 38) interviews where I was told I wasn’t right for job after job after job. To be told you aren’t good enough is heartbreaking. I began to lose hope. I began to wonder if I would ever find a job. To understand who I am as a person, you have to first understand I am very sensitive. I always have been.
Hello, I am Tyler. (T. G. to my readers.) The most frightening thing to admit to someone is that you are sensitive. It makes you vulnerable. Well, now that it’s out of the way, let’s move on... I am a sensitive guy. I am not always proud of it. But after getting rejected by 38 potential employers it began to really bother me.
My parents were and are extremely supportive of me, and finally one day they told me I should try to get my novel published. I tried desperately to do this while in college but was unsuccessful.
Well, I pulled out my thumb drive and looked it over. The story was finished but needed some cleaning up. I changed a few things and tightened up some loose ends. I printed it out and had my mother, grandmother and father look it over. It’s always frightening when you have your family look over something. You never know how they are going to react to it.
The next step was finding a publisher. I used Google to find publishers in Georgia and found two reputable publishers. One was in Macon and the other in Columbus. The one in Macon only publishes a few a year and it takes eighteen months before they even make a decision! Not what I wanted! The latter, which I went with, was warm and knowledgeable, and answered EVERY question I had! Brentwood Publishers Group made my decision very easy!
While I was waiting for my book to be published, I was finally successful in landing a job! I am now working for the Houston County School System! Thank you, Lord!
I am very happy to say I am now working on my second book in the series of three and it will be out in May 2016.
U.D. Roberts in the President and CEO at Brentwood and he will answer any and all questions you may have. If you are just starting out in the writing world and have any questions about book publishing, give him a call, and he will point you in the right direction. I am very happy with my finished product.
I always knew I wanted to become a writer and I wasn’t going to let anything stop me from achieving my dream. So, what’s stopping you from achieving your dream? Never, never give up on a dream!