Author and holistic wellness coach Tara Jackson discuss the work featured in her Embodied book series.
I interviewed Tara Jackson about her life and career, what inspired her to start writing, and how her Incarnate books are helping readers.
Tell Tara Jackson who you are:
I am an incarnate business mentor, holistic health and wellness coach, author, illustrator, and founder of Empathpreneurs®, a business service for empathic entrepreneurs.
My job is to help entrepreneurs build the businesses they love on their own terms, healing and unblocking all blocks and aligning with their creative power. Adopted from India in
I grew up in Kenya and then lived in London for 20 years. I currently live between the UK and Kenya.
When did you first want to write a book?
At the age of 9/10, I wrote my first book, which I still own today. After that, I stopped writing and mainly read books for many years. In my mid-20s my desire to write a book came back, and I sat with it for quite a few years.
When did you decide to start writing?
I started blogging and newsletters at age 33 (many of which ended up in my first book), and when I was 35 I joined a master author who I knew would help me close my first book collect.
How tall did it accept you for your first book, from notion to publication?
It took 11 months from the expected start of writing the book (entitled “Incarnate”) to publication, although parts I have written over the last few years have been included in the book.
How tall did it take you to complete your latest book, from primary notion to publication ?
My last book, Wealth Incarnate, took less than four months from concept to publication.
Focuses on its latest translation. What formed you to fix to write this book?
I have just finished and published my third book called Creation Embodied and the idea for this book (my fourth) Wealth Embodied came to me so quickly that I wanted it to be sort of a ‘twin’ of mine third is written book. As I write with the energy of books and words that want to break through, I have respected these guidelines and committed to writing them and letting them take me on a journey.
What were your maximal challenges in writing Embodied ?
My challenges were more of a practical nature as I was still pretty tired of publishing the book. I also planned to move to other countries and travel for several months while the book was being written.
How was your research process for Embodied ?
Most of the book comes from experiences I’ve had over the past year. I ended up with tips, stories and inspiration from my color work (I use a system called Color Mirrors) that I have done for myself and for my personal growth and healing. So I’ve already done all the “research” without even knowing it, because I was writing my experiences, which could then be rewritten and rewritten to suit the needs of the book.
How did you design the New Book embodied structure ?
It’s a very intuitive approach that doesn’t really look at the structure to the end. I allow myself to write all of my lyrics in different ways, and then I start pulling threads out of it and putting together similar thematic pieces that give me structure, not the other way around.
Did you get editing assistance and how many edits did Embodied require ?
I received support from my publisher, The Unbound Press. I was very happy that almost no editing was needed as I was pretty ruthless with the final version myself having already written three books.
What is the first piece of writing advice you would give someone who inspired you to write a book?
Just get started. Write in a way that makes you feel good. This could mean not even typing, but taking voice notes that can later be transcribed. May contain diary entries. These can be notes scribbled on paper. You can choose to type things. Don’t force yourself to have a score or even a structure, just start following the whisper of the words as they come out and let them guide you. You will join if you trust the process.
Can you say me what other books you shortage to write?
I intend to pursue fiction because I’ve always had a wild imagination and dreamscape and loved writing stories as a child.
And finally, are you proud of your achievement? It was worth it?
Absolutely. I can’t wait to see where this book takes me as it seems to be a basis for my own work, so I’m incredibly glad I followed the directions and wrote this (and all my books).
Add any links to these books, websites, and social media here so readers be able to find you
Embodied Wealth – I AM – https://amzn.to/3VW7zce
Embodied Creation – The sensitive’s way to consciously co-create – https://amzn.to/3N46aMT
Embodied Business – A guide to grounding and aligning your business chakras for empathpreneurs – https://amzn.to/3FeITpt
Embodied – A self-care guide for sensitive souls – https://amzn.to/3A8JhlR
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