How did I get successful?

𝗜 𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗶 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗱𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀.

I just wasn’t that ‘A’ grade student – IN ANYTHING.(except on my CV… Sorry, not sorry😂🤓)

I finished school, year 11.No ambition to stay on, in fact… No REAL ambition at all.
I wasn’t all that good at much? Y’know. Even the things i tried hard at, i was MEDIOCRE at best.
I didn’t know what i wanted to do with my adult life, all i knew was the things i enjoyed, i was just not as good at, as everyone else.
I skipped from job to job taking the qualifications with me time after time,

👍Puppeteer,
👍nursery nurse,
👍 hairdresser,
👍cleaner,
👍pharmacy assistant,
👍ward clerk
to name just a few.

When i finally decided that it doesn’t matter if you’re not the best,
It doesn’t matter if other people think it’s silly,
And it REALLY DOESN’T MATTER if it doesn’t work out.. But to just do whatever you wanna do REGARDLESS.

That’s when i made my books. They’re not perfect, but they’re all done by me.
The drawings, the writing, shit there’s even probably some spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. But i tried, my absolute best.
I had to do things I’ve never done before, like format and find the right colour settings for printing and basically just… Try hard.

And for the first time in my life, other than having my children, i feel like I’ve really accomplished something, that i can be proud of myself for.
So without further ado,

My books, available to preorder……. IN Waterstones 🎉❤️🍾🥺 FOR ONCE… IT DIDN’T MATTER THAT I WASN’T THE BEST.

And if anyones reading this with a ✨twinkly idea 💡✨ in their head. THEN DO IT.

https://www.waterstones.com/books/search/term/bethany+dempsey

I’ve published a book…

So I wrote and illustrated my own book and I can’t believe I’ve actually done it. ALL ABOUT PREGNANCY an area of expertise for me I feel,purely based on my own experiences anyway haha.

It took me a gazillion errors,a lot of stress and all sorts to work out exactly how to format the book and send it to be printed.I sent it to publishers and agents full of hope.

I’m still waiting on many replies from them but my spontaneity couldn’t wait much longer so I launched it as a self published book instead.Don’t get me wrong,I won’t make much,in fact…I’ll likely only make pennies but I still feel so proud.It’s been exciting finding packaging and stickers and getting it just perfect for that final push.

My first day got 19 sales and I’m sure most of those are pity but damn…I’ll take them,I’m excited for what’s next. Though i don’t think I’ll be Waterstones best author illustrator just yet haha.

If you’re interested in buying my book CLICK HERE Thankyou for all your support as always