Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Frog or Prince

I have been struggling with something. It is not really weight related per se. It is however totally related to me and my emotions. We are talking about fear specifically about going public on a short book I wrote. 

Fear is crazy...I have feared losing weight..and it HAS sabotaged my weight loss efforts.   I know when I fear a trail on the mountain bike I struggle and ride horrible.  When I’m fearful I don’t have as much success.   When I’m fearless....life opens up.  So how does this pertain to now???

A few years back I had written out my online dating experience as it happened, ending up with a cohesive chronicle/book.   I’ve always had this thought in the back of my mind of doing something with it, but I never really knew what to do.  And in the honesty,I never  have the time to really pursue anything too heavily. A few months back I decided to self publish this book on Amazon. I spent a little bit of time here and there on my weekends and I had some other people spend a little bit of time reading it.  Eventually, it was ready to roll. But then, I was overcome with fear and I didn’t do anything!!!

I have written some things before and published under a pseudonym and it wasn’t a big deal… No one knew it was me…no fear!!!  But this time it was totally different, I would be publishing a nonfiction piece under my own name. Everyone that read this would know this was my work. Talk about fear? Huge!

 A week or so ago I was talking to my friend Sue and mentioned that I was about  to pull the trigger and go live, but I was so fearful.  She gently encouraged me but I still didn’t come clean with the world!   But then last week I saw and heard a few quotes about fear and I knew that I couldn’t let my fears rule me any longer.  

So without further ado.  I announce the self published book written by yours truly!!!   It is available in print or as an ebook through Amazon.  (Through the link above if you want the easy method).  :-)

Frog or Prince by MaryFran Clingan. 






18 comments:

Shelley said...

BRAVA!!! That takes guts, MaryFran - proud of you for putting yourself out there like this. And now I'm off to buy your book. :)

MaryFran said...

Thanks! I’ve been a nervous wreck! :-). That’s why I’m starting with my blog peeps! I like my blog peeps!

mxtodis123 said...

Congratulations. How wonderful this is. It took a lot of guts to do that. Can't wait to read it.

Quiet Country Living said...

Congrats

MaryFran said...

Thanks!!!!

MaryFran said...

Thanks!

jesseybell said...

So proud of you - can't wait to read it!

MaryFran said...

Thanks!

Sarah said...

That's awesome.

Lynn said...

I'm buying it!

MaryFran said...

Thanks!

MaryFran said...

Hope you get a few chuckles from it...some of the events are truly hysterical! (Cringe worthy at the time though!!)

jen said...


Congrats, well done 👏

MaryFran said...

Thank you!!

Wendy said...

Congratulations! That's super exciting! How does it feel now, to be on the other side of doing something that you feared and struggled with?

MaryFran said...

It always amazes me that it is usually painless.... I’m still nervous somewhat but glad the first step is behind me

*My Stalker Is Fat* said...

That's awesome! I will go check it out.

MaryFran said...

Thanks!