Podcast #8 – How I Started Writing My First Book.
February 23, 2016 by Alton Webb
“I’ll never be an author” – Me.
Growing up I just wanted to run and play – didn’t have much time for books. I just didn’t like to sit still. Or read when someone told me I had to. Sounded boring. Then for some reason, I started devouring all kinds of biographies – I’m a sucker for the story! Then leadership and a little fiction. Then, well, 3 kids and…well, I find my appetite for animated reads has expanded.
I’ve been in business for twenty years as an entrepreneur in real estate development and recently led a church plant for five years. A year and a half ago, I made the decision to transition out of the lead pastor role at our church. No drama or division, no burn out or moral issues. I just felt a total peace that it was time to hand over the leadership for the season to come.
After staring at the wall for a couple of weeks, I needed to clear my head. All those memories, stories, learnings, failures, principles, from various involvements – well, they apparently needed to come out. Um, I guess I’m an author.
Maybe you’ll never write a book. There are lots of things I didn’t think I’d ever do. But, you are called to do something. Maybe this could be of help to someone out there – I sure hope so.
Today, I do my best to answer the question I get most often – How did you write the book? As if I’m a pro (not), it’s just my current adventure. A new way to tell my story. Outside for me is being an author and you can listen to my start by clicking here:
Continued Thanks to Philip Devine for helping me on the “Go Outside” Podcast. Check Philip Out Here: www.philipdevine.com