.MBA&M: Tell our readers a little about Jane Zulu?
A. I'm Zambian by birth and citizenship. I started writing in 1996; but it was still just for fun back then. I only started publishing my work last year, after leaving my last job; that is when I had proper time on my hands to do some writing.
MBA&M: What where the challenges in writing"Life's Purpose"?
A. First, I knew that I wanted my work published this time, but I didn't know where to start from, or who to approach; so it took me quite some time to find my publisher.
Second, unlike my old writing, I now had to learn and incorporate professional writing; taking into account the 'dos and don'ts', formatting, alignment, covers etc. All in all, I really had to learn writing from scratch- except for the ideas of course.
MBA&M: Why write a book self-discovery type book?
A. The period that I wrote this book, is a period that I did a lot of soul searching and I can say, much of what is in this book is remedy for my soul search. It's a time that I looked to see who Jane is, what her purpose in life is and consequently, what Jane is going to do in life.
But I also realized, that that there are many people out there who are facing, or going through this same period; of really, trying to understand their being; who they really are and what their life's purpose is. And unfortunately, I think there are many people out there, who are living life as prescribed by day to day circumstances; life's winds simply blows them in any direction and they go along.
I believe that, we all want to have some control over our lives, or at least have some sense of direction as to where we are going, what we want to achieve etc and we all want our lives to have some meaning and value, so as to leave a mark, signature, or print of some kind.
So, I wrote Life's purpose,in the hope of helping others out there, through this quest; as I believe that, if one does not understand his/her purpose in life, they'll live their lives forever asking these questions. And I also believe that many people go into crisis, because because they don't understand who they are enough to know their value. They are always in a quest to be like others, or to adopt other people's lives and when they don't live up to those standards, they simply fall into crisis.
MBA&M: Do you feel there is a wide audience in today's reader market for self-discovery or Christian non-fiction book?Why?
A. Life's Purpose is especially relevant for anyone who is still trying to figure out who h/she is and where to go in life.
And also, in my part of the world; yes, there is a wide market. As Africans, we've been scrambling to adopt other cultures and live lives as we assume we ought to; as stipulated, by the standards of the cultures we are adopting. For a long time, we have overlooked our uniqueness and identities; that is putting aside the negatives. I believe that, as we are developing, we have reached a time, when we have to define ourselves. This is a message that is echoing around the region and 'Life's Purpose', bears a loud message, that is relevant to fuel this process.
However, this does not mean that it is only for Africans, but I believe it is relevant for even an American, Japanese or any other person out there on a quest to self discovery.
Besides, these are messages preached in churches around the world; self belief, self value, destiny etc
Thus, yes, I believe there is a wide market
Christian non-fiction; yes I also think there's market out there because I think, when it comes to ministry; every gift should be a channel and the church family is there to give the support; that is when you market from church to church.
MBA&M: What is the one thing you would like to accomplish in your writing career?
A. I want to be relevant to the world's needs; provide solutions and answers; when and where need arises and I also just want to find fulfillment and in the end; becomea big na
MBA&M: Where did the idea of "Life's Purpose" come from?
A. as earlier discussed, Life's purpose was a remedy to my own quest
MBA&M: Please tell our readers where to find you and where "Life's Purpose" is available?
A. The book is available on amazon and createspace e-store.
On amazon search for He's Already written my destiny
and createspace e-store
My web sites are www. jzanessteps.weebly.com
Jane, do you wish to add anything?
A. Another edition of Life's purpose will be done; there will be revised content and orientation, but until then; support me by buying the book; if not for yourself, then buy it for a friend even as a present.
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