If you would have asked me when I started if I ever thought I would write a book, I would say, "Um, no, you are crazy!" I was asked to teach a bath bomb class at an annual conference last May. At first, I was putting together a "handout" and kept writing, showing, and sharing years of techniques. Then, it ended up becoming a book. I have Kayla Fioravanti, the author of How To Self-Publish: A guide for Author-Preneurs, to thank. After reading her book, I turned my years of notes into my own book called, Make It Fizz: A Guide To Making Bathtub Treats.
I love hearing everyone's excitement when they can make a bath bomb/fizzy. I love the kids that come up to me and are smiling because they can make them now. I love reading emails and seeing pictures of others' work that was inspired by my book. It makes me happy to help.
What I did not expect when writing the book was the harsh criticism. I am a nice person, I think. I never want to hurt anyone on purpose. It is easy to say whatever you want sitting behind a computer screen. However, even with the negative people out there, I find that the joy from helping just one person is worth it. I just didn't expect the criticism.
Would I do it again? Yep. I have learned a lot over the past year and a half about myself. I am strong, sensitive, and I discovered that I am a teacher! I enjoy sharing my talent with others. If you have a talent, share it! You never know where it will take you. Don't keep it to yourself.
I am working on my next book... More on that later :)
The post below is what I posted when I released my book.
For those of you not attending the conference, I am putting a pre-sale on my shop, Lotion Bar Cafe <---- Buy here!!AS A BONUS I will be giving away 200 Bath fizzies/bombs and 50 bath fizzies/bombs (mixed scents) to 4 people. The drawing will take place May 27th and will be announced on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/lotionbarcafe ________________________________________________________________ *** One 8 x 10 book and will be shipped during the last week of May, Priority Mail *** ________________________________________________________________ For all of you asking, I get my meatballers and the 2 piece plastic molds here Wholesale Supplies Plus Anyways, that's my story of how I began using my talent to help others. Thanks for stopping by! ~Holly