Writing has always been one of my passions and as a little girl, I loved words so much that my mum quickly learned to send me to a dictionary every time I found a new word and asked her what it meant. I don’t think there was ever a time when I didn’t dream of being an author, amongst many other things such as an archaeologist, marine biologist, vet, doctor and many other fleeting passions. However, I never actually did anything about my desire to write until I was 27 years old when I attempted to write my first book which was called ‘Money Matters’. Finance is another subject that interests me greatly and I spent 6 months researching and reading finance books until I felt ready to pen my own thoughts. This project was put on the back burner while I relocated from South Africa to the UK but a few years later the burning desire to write a book returned and I penned my second book called ‘I Hate Myself Now What’. A rather morbid title I know but it was my life story that culminated in the stark realisation that I didn’t really like the person I had become and how I found a way to love myself again. This too was put on the back burner as I never knew how to go from writing a book to getting it published.
Very quickly I realised that being published was almost impossible after receiving over sixty rejection letters and considered giving up entirely until a friend of mine told me about self-publishing.
Wow, how the world had changed from when I first started writing to when I published my first book in 2010. It was a cold day and I remember very little except one particular moment very clearly. Tears streamed down my face as I held my very first published book in my hands. I called my husband who became worried as I struggled to get the words out, “My book has arrived.” That was the day that my dream became a reality, it was more emotional than I expected but the impact meant that the bug had bitten and I wrote furiously for three years about any subject that I felt passionate about until I forced myself to stop for a break. In three years I wrote twenty-six books! After a bit of a break I decided that my next book would be a really good one and I wouldn’t rush it and so in July 2015 ‘I Did it in My Pyjamas’ was released.
To this day I don’t claim to be a very talented author, many others are far more eloquent than I and know where to put an apostrophe, I am just someone who loves to write and has a lot to say 🙂
Angela De Souza
I Did It In My Pyjamas
Angela De Souza
Angela De Souza says there are few rules when it comes to setting up and growing a successful business, and even some of those can be broken if they stifle your creativity or approach to working. In this book she shares her journey of how she built the Women’s Business Club from nothing to the huge national success it is today, nuts, bolts and all. Angela has written a book that is quite unlike other books about starting and growing a business – though packed with tips and advice it is not so much of a ‘how to do it’ book but rather a ‘how I did it’. In a style that is both accessible and refreshing, she covers topics such as facing opposition, raising children, tackling fear and managing depression while building a business. The book is candid, honest and packed with tips on how she did it in her pyjamas!
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