I Have A Strong V O.I.C.E. Y'all
The V.O.I.C.E. Series is done!!! Complete! I successfully accomplished what I set out to do. I now have a tangible set of items that will continue to last the tests of time. My series of journals and books are something I wanted to complete by the end of the year. And I am proud of the fact I did it.
You see, when setting a goal for yourself and following through with that goal, there are bound to be tragedies and setbacks preventing you from completing said goal. I didn't give in to the notion of starting over or delaying it. Whether it came out a Best-Seller right off the bat or only sold 4 copies, the goal was to get it out. Otherwise I would've continue to allow my procrastinating demeanor to overtake my life like normal.
Truth be told, I had a strong desire to stop 3 times in particular. Once was when I couldn't figure out what to write about in BIWMF (Because I Wrote My Feelings). The second was when I was given some pretty strong constructive criticism about the look and content of the books. I know the criticism wasn't due to malice or ill-intent; in fact, in retrospect, I know it came from a good place. People wanna see me win, and my expectation is to give them what they want to see. The third time was when the second book was released and I promoted it heavily, only to have 3 or 4 people buy it initially. I was kinda in my feelings about it. However after some serious mediation and re-evaluation of my reasons, I was able to recall WHY I did this. It's never been about the money. It's always been about helping others become their best self. I wanted to be an asset and a value to others. And that will continue to be the reason. Money is good, but value is better. Once you know your worth, nothing else is valued more.
I love you all.