episode 109 of the Slow Living podcast: Steph’s Publishing Stories

see all podcast notes at stephanieodea.com/podcastnotes

I am THRILLED to announce that we have just surpassed the 70,000 download mark for the Slow Living podcast.
WOW!! That’s so mind-blowing to me that somehow my words got into 70,000 different ears (wait, would that be 140,000 ears?) —
Thank you. Thank you for being here and thank you for listening and recommending to your friends —
I’m truly touched.
TODAY: today I want to talk about YOU — and essentially — those of YOU who have always wanted to write a book.
Because according to my inbox — there are actually a lot of you out there, lurking!

In this episode I share my publishing stories.

Each book I’ve written has a slightly different story — but the fact is that it wasn’t something that just “happened” —

I’ve had the idea that I was a writer who wanted to write books since childhood.

When I was in my very early twenties I began querying literary agents and it took close to 5 years of “NOs” before I got my first YES.


And then I got fired from that publisher.


Listen in as I share the formula and path that I took to find my first literary agent, how I kept going even when it seemed like it wouldn’t ever work and how even though I THINK I’m pretty smart, I still fell for a scam.

I also share the exact numbers I’ve gotten for advances, because I know a few of you were wondering.


Take a listen and LMK your thoughts —

Do you have a book in you?

This is the nonfiction book proposal guide that I mention in this episode.

and this is the Steve Scott 21 Days to a nonfiction book I used for my self-published Amazon books.

If you want to write Fiction — go back and listen to Ruth’s story from episode 75!


as always, consider yourself loved and hugged.

I think you are wonderful.

xxooxox steph

P.S. Share the love with your friends and family! If you know someone who’s looking for a fresh perspective on personal development, tell them to join the Slow Down Society and tune in to the Slow Living Podcast.

Together, we can all live our best, most meaningful lives!


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