Burbuqe Raufi is a first time author, a teacher, a very happy mother and wife, and a dreamer. Dr. Mind a self-help book is her first published book, although there are a lot of work files remaining unpublished until she’ll make the decisions to bring them to live.
She loves spending quality time with her family, enjoys reading and exploring new ways to enlightenment and she is open to all the good that life offers.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well, life gave me the hardest challenge, to beat the unbeatable, an incurable disease, and on its way I discovered the Power within me, the Power that brings Miracles into your life. But it wasn’t an easy battle, in order to succeed you need to change, and changing old habits is very hard. You have to start from changing your thoughts, your words, and your habits and up to your dieting. I believed that sharing my story with the world will bring positive impact into other people’s life. If I did it, everyone can! So, I decided to publish my life changing story, Dr. Mind and spread the message across.
What inspires you to write?
Feelings inspire me the most. I am a very sensitive person and when it comes to felling I give them my fullest attentions and I want to look at them from different kind of corners, I analyse them, evaluate and try to translate them into words.
Tell us about your writing process.
I guess I am an outliner. When I wrote Dr.Mind first I arranged my thoughts and then I divided them into chapters. I named the chapters and it was easier to me to get started. Ideas came to me continuously, I couldn’t stop writing. It seemed like it was coming from an unknown source and I just kept typing. I finished it for less than two weeks, since I am not a native English speaker the editing process took a little bit longer.I wrote it directly to Microsoft Word, but I held a small notebook whenever I went. When a thought comes, if you don’t write it immediately it will be forgotten.
Who are your favorite authors?
I graduated English Literature and it is hard for me to get my list started. I’ll begin with Homer and Shakespeare, the classics Bronte Sisters, Jane Austin, Virginia Wolf, Franc Kafka, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, William Blake and the list goes on and on up to Bukowski and John Fante. Lately I prefer the modern literature of positive thinking and my favorites are Louise Hay, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Jack Canfield, Nick Ortner…and the Master Rumi, which verses allow me to swim deep within my soul.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have written a lot of short stories, short novels in Albanian language but I have never had the courage to publish them. Publishing Dr. Mind was a coincidence and a very challenging experience. In 2012 I filled in an application with short description of my story, even though I had some phone calls from the Balboa Press publishing consultant, I ignored them . And again last year I received a phone call from another publishing consultant from the same Publishing House, she was very persuasive and inspiring, so I signed an agreement with them even though on that time I hadn’t wrote a single line of my story. Today, I believe that I have made the greatest decision in my life by choosing to share my message with the world.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe that there are unlimited stories that need to be published, as life it self, it is a never ending circle.
What genres do you write?
Self-help, non-fiction, inspirational
What formats are your books in?