Wednesday, October 27, 2010

2 weeks

It seems that I have been working on this forever and I think I have gone through 6 or 7 proofs but that's what happens when you do it yourself. So I am at the 2 weeks part of the game. I finally paid to have it formatted electronically for Kindle, the Nook, ibook and epub, and that was on Monday and she said it would take 2 weeks. I answered all the PR questions, and she said, 2 weeks! I did find a few errors in the last proof that I was attempting to forget about and/or not let it bother me. Well, once I had the 2 week window, I sent it in for the LAST proof. Then hopefully it will all fall into place.

Rebecca from Space Coast LIving is writing an article about me and my painting and now Journeys. I gave her a copy a few weeks ago and she is pitching it in the article in December. The neighbors who read it in present time, they loved it, so it will be on its way soon. And I will just be honest and know that I am doing it because Lao Tzu told me to.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October 5,2010 still waiting

I paid more for the latest proof of my manuscript to get to me sooner and that hasn't happened. I had to change the margins for the last time and the change on the back cover that tales the story from being about 'me' to the reader and what they could do.
I was interviewed yesterday for a magazine article by a lovely reporter. I had been thinking ahead of time as to what I would say when asked, "what took me so long?" or "why now?".

When I got thinking about the years that passed since 9/11 when my manuscript got stopped dead in its tracks. Well once we got over that more of less, then every two years after, I had first my mother in law, then my father in law and most recently my mother who passed on. That brings me right up to now.... and in hindsight each event was challenging and time consuming.

So now it is time! I look forward letting it go out there in the world and see what happens. It is my service project.