Launching my first eBook: Frugal Living for Lazy People

My first eBook is finally here.

me, typing, laptop, blogging

I can’t believe this day has come! Here we are, the publishing of my first book. I am thrilled, terrified, optimistic and pessimistic at the same time. But, I guess that’s normal when you put something you love out into the world for the first time, right?

I want to thank the lovely people I roped into being my editors for taking the time to give me some wonderful, honest, helpful feedback and being my beta readers. (Not to mention, my cheerleaders when I needed you most!)

It might seem silly to some to get so excited over a little, self-published project like this. The fact is, projects mean different things to different people, and this represents something much bigger than its word count to me.

It has been a long time coming. Since I was about eight, in fact.

I’ve been in love with writing my whole life, dreaming of the day I could publish my own novels. I dreamt of fantasy stories, epic tales akin to The Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Harry Potter, His Dark Materials and more.

Draft after draft for horrors, thrillers, fantasies, romances, comedies and children’s stories have been hurriedly penned and mostly lost over the years.

I even dabbled in fan-fiction, as all teen girls probably do at some point or another. (But we won’t go there…)

The closest I came to following through with these ideas was a series of children’s books I still hope to release one day, which is very dear to my heart. They were thought up on a sunny day in Wales a decade and a half ago, wandering through the woods talking with my Mother, my greatest cheerleader, about my dreams for the future.

me, mum, gray, walk, talk, together
We may have changed, but our walks and talks never will

But here we are. If you’d told me then that I’d release a book, I’d have said; ‘well yeah, of course I will.’

If you’d told me it would be a small, nonfiction eBook about frugal living; containing economic recipes, lifestyle budgeting advice and tips to save money, well…

I’m pretty sure I’d have laughed myself sick.

It’s funny how we grow, isn’t it?

The truth is I couldn’t be happier for my first book to be Frugal Living for Lazy People.

This book was a joy to write. Since starting my blog I’ve discovered a passion for helping people I never knew I had. Sharing any and all tips and tricks for making people’s lives easier, making them happy, is a worthy cause and you’ll never convince me otherwise.

Writing my blog and Frugal Living has sparked my love of writing anew, opening trains of thought and options for future ideas I never would have considered.

So here we are. It’s just a beginning, but I’ll be damned if it isn’t the beginning of something big.

Frugal Living for Lazy People.

Available now.

frugallivinglazypeople, book cover, ebook

Want to be sure you’ll like it before you buy it? Check out my posts ‘Top 5 smart ways to save money on food shopping‘ and ‘Another 5 smart ways to save money on food‘ for a preview!

For more info on upcoming eBooks planned for the future, check out my eBooks page.

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33 thoughts on “Launching my first eBook: Frugal Living for Lazy People”

  1. Congratulations on publishing your book. I hope that you publish the children’s books too. It is lovely that you are carrying on your writing dreams x
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    1. Thank you! It’s hard sometimes to allow myself to be proud, the Negative Thoughts can be buzzkills! Supportive comments like yours make a world of difference 🙂 xx

  2. What an achievement, well done missus! A friend of mine has recently started a blog about frugal living (hippyhappyhan.wordpress.com) she’s into three allotment life! #KCACOLS

  3. Oh how very exciting! It’s my dream since becoming a blogger 4 years ago to write my own ebook. I wish you much success and I love the title. I’m total a lazy person who wants to be frugal! Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup and I hope you link up with our Pretty Pinterest Party too that starts tomorrow morning. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you found some great posts to visit this week!
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    1. Go for it! Even starting small like i did is a step in the right direction, It only took me a couple of months, alongside parenting and blogging! xx

  4. Mazel Tov and Kudos to you on such an accomplishment! I have signed up and am in desperate need of your frugalista ways to help our family through some tougher times. TY in advance your your guidance and assistance! M’wah! #momsterlink

  5. Congratulations!! I am in my dissertation year at university and currently trying to write my own book too which is practically impossible with university, an 11 month old, a nearly 3 year old, my blog and all the other stuff that mummy has to do. Well done on completing, it’s a real sense of achievement when you finish something you have been working so hard on! #picknmix
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    1. Wow, You sound like you’re doing amazing! It might take a little longer with all your balls to juggle but keep going for it! xx

  6. Well done to you! I’m going to take a look now, but can I just say how in awe I am of anyone who fulfills a dream like this. It takes a massive amount of talent, hard work and determination, so many congratulations. #FabFridayPost

    1. so far i haven’t had too much trouble, though I do find to see different things (sales/reviews etc) i seem to have to log into to different parts of the site! (KDP/Author central/affiliates etc) which can be a pain!

    1. That’s why eBooks are the best! They can be really short if you want, and you can sell them for just 99p to justify that! xx

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