Psychic medium and animal communicator Elizabeth Lee-Crowther, came to me last year with her ‘divinely inspired’ book ‘Life by Numbers’. The title fascinated me, and this book was such a great project to work on.
Any time a number revealed itself I was able to look it up and see it’s meaning, in fact, I still do and they are usually spot on!
There are numerous ‘numerology’ books out there, but this one is different. It’s literally numbers one to a thousand with a message for each number which has been gifted from the universe.
Not only does Elizabeth share some wonderful messages within the book, she also reveals some really valuable tips on staying inspired (and motivated) with one of the most common places for inspiration being noted. In fact, there are so many helpful strategies, you’d be wise to jot them down.
Can you spot that tips that she shares on how to stay motivated and inspired?
What’s the title of your book?
Life by Numbers – Unlock the Answers you seek by using the power of Universal Number Attraction
How long had you wanted to write a book before you put the first word on paper?
I have always daydreamed of writing a book since a child. I had the idea for this book 2 years ago before I actually sat down and wrote it.
What first inspired you to write a book?
My profession as a Psychic Medium and Animal Communicator led me to have a phone in style Radio Show. The phone lines got full very quickly and I felt I could not always reach all those people that were looking for answers to life’s challenges e.g., work, relationships, home life, and finances. Often these people were at a point of feeling lost, confused and lacking in motivation. I knew I could offer an insight into what to do next and to give hope and guidance for the future. A divinely inspiring message could quickly help them to see things more clearly and kick-start positive action.
What inspired you to actually start the writing?
I was diagnosed with chronic Anaemia and needed to rest and recuperate, during this time I remembered my book idea and thought something positive can come from a negative situation. It was a chance for me to utilise my time effectively and once I started I couldn’t stop! My thought process changed I stopped dwelling on my illness and began to focus on my writing.
Did you have to find further inspiration throughout your writing journey to keep you motivated? If so, what?
At times I felt it could be a lonely process so I would discuss my book with a close friend and she would type up all my handwritten pages which were a big help. I also would go and sit in a local café and write notes, or even park in a car park with a great view and scribble down my thoughts. When I felt stuck I would visit a bookshop and visualise my book sitting on the shelf waiting to find a new owner. I would also meditate to guided meditations which has a great calming effect on the mind. Tranquil background music would help me get into the ‘zone’ as well as the sound of a water fountain or sitting by the sea or river. Often great inspiration would come when I was taking a shower or bath so having a notebook and pen with you at all times was a must.
Does your book inspire others? In what way?
The intention of the book is to inspire others and those who have a copy certainly say that it works. The ethos of the book is to notice a number between 1-1000 and then look up the accompanying message. This can be a quite exciting in itself due to the anticipation of the message. The messages are about life, your life, therefore they can be quite hard hitting at times but this is to enable you to realise your potential and take control of your current situation. I felt the book needed to be written in a clear concise way and although makes many predictions about the future it also offers clear guidance on the path ahead.
What tips would you have for anyone else inspired but stuck?
Write about something you know and love, whether its fiction or factual. Do not look at writing a book as a huge task, just break it down into stages. Find a trusted friend or family member to bounce ideas off. Daydream about seeing your book in print and visualise it offered for sale in shops and online. Do not talk yourself out of writing a book by making excuses such as your busy lifestyle or your grammar. Even a few minutes of writing a day will start you off on the right path. Reward yourself, set up goals e.g. write three pages then treat yourself to a posh coffee or something nice. Buy a lovely notebook and pen and jot down ideas as and when they come to you. Remember book writing isn’t just for certain ‘types’ of people, anyone can do it. Don’t beat yourself up when you get stuck, that’s your intuition telling you it’s time for a break, go and do something else and go back to your writing at a later date. Look at other books within your genre, this will help you to establish what type of cover you would like and what content. Use your smartphones voice recorder feature so when an idea pops in you can quickly record it and type it up later. Work on different parts of your book at different times, you don’t have to do everything in order e.g. if you feel stuck on a chapter then go and write your introduction instead. Do not worry about how to edit your book or how it should be set out etc as professional company such as The Book Refinery will do all that for you.
Wow! So many good bits of advice right there – everything you need to get your book written.
You can buy Elizabeth’s book from here.