“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” Jack Kerouac – The Dharma Bums

My name is Julie and I come from Paris. I moved to Australia 4 years ago then lived in Auckland, New Zealand for a year and today I am starting a new adventure in Fuzhou, China! 

My dream is to publish my first children’s book. And then publish more books, until I become an international best-selling author.  

It’s been a few months that I’ve been venturing into the publishing world and all I can say is that it is a true emotional roller-coaster! After several bad experiences with Vanity publishers, I’ve finally decided to self-publish my book and make my own illustrations. 

As a complete novice, the journey ahead of me will be long and difficult. It’s even more challenging for not writing in my native language. But all writers have to start from somewhere, so I am doing it. It’s the only way to fulfill my dream. 

This diary is my way to share the intense journey that lies in the process of writing and publishing a book. It is also a way for me to express my feelings and emotions during this epic adventure that is called Life. 

I hope other budding writers can relate to my prose and that my story will resonate with you. I am happy to collect your thoughts. Sharing our experiences is the best way to learn and help each other. 

Good luck to anyone who is in the same boat. May our endeavours lead us to success and whatever happens, DO NOT STOP DREAMING AND TAKING ACTION.