The Marathon of Magnus
The Marathon of Magnus is finally coming to a close. The finish line is around the bend. It has felt like an eternity that has thoroughly tested my patience. But, I know without a shadow of a doubt that Magnus O’Meere, Mind Pioneer has been worth every ounce, minute, and shred of heart and soul that has been poured into him.
But, my God, it’s been a long road. One that, at times, I severely questioned in those tired and frustrating hours of hitting obstacle after obstacle. In other moments, I was full of spice and stamina while reciting, “Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride” in the back of my mind. There were ups. And there were certainly downs. There were moments of self doubt that lasted for days. And there were triumphant moments when I corralled in my runaway ego and got my perspective back under control.
The self-publishing process definitely is not for the faint of heart. The hours, the editing, the tweaking, the learning, and, oh, the decisions: art direction, invention ideas, character design, colours, fonts, text placements, text colours, skin tones, cover design, emails, brainstorms, back cover description, marvellous minds resource, which mind pioneers to include, and the list goes on and on (and on).
Yes, I’ve absolutely had my head spinning at various times throughout the process of bringing this book to life. And then, in those moments, I remember what this book is all about: Mind Pioneering. With an overwhelming amount of decisions, there's no wonder that it can send the ego into emergency mode, but this entire process, for me, was to truly help me learn and continually bring me back to harnessing my intuitive mind. It was never about thinking the project into fruition. It was about merging the minds. It was about relaxing the logical mind in order to get “in the zone” where fresh ideas, insight, creativity, inspiration, and understanding intuitively flow into the mind with ease. That IS mind pioneering. It’s truly a magical experience and one that we are all capable of achieving. And whenever my logical, over-planning mind spun into a tizzy, it served as a reminder to bring me back to what this book is all about: Mind Pioneering.
Following your inner compass isn't always easy. In this case, it took a lot of commitment and perseverance. But, I knew I wouldn't have it any other way. It’s no wonder I had to fully experience this process in all of its glory in order to fully grasp the potential of the mind magic within it. And for that, I am eternally grateful. And for that, I am even more excited to share Magnus O’Meere and all of the (real life) Mind Pioneers with YOU. Releasing October 15, 2019.
About the Author:
Kristin Pierce loves chai lattes, inspirational quotes, hunting down incredible kids books, and writing in rhyme. She is an award-winning children's book author, self-awareness educator, and momma of two who is on a mission to spread empowering and inspiring messages about following your passion, thinking outside-the-box, and believing in your big dreams. She is the author of Your Inner Compass That Could , Mayva O'Meere, Creationeer, Magnus O'Meere, Mind Pioneer (coming 2019), and Hazel Mist, Hypnotist (coming 2020).
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