Getting a book published is no easy task. In fact, there is nothing easy about it, unless you are one of those best selling authors that has the public and publishers begging for your every sentence. But for this first time author, I'm learning the ropes the hard way.
As excited as I am to see my words bound up and protected under a shiny cover to be shared by the masses (ie: my family), I have yet to really revel in the novelty of it because I am so busy going through the check list of items that need to be done before even one word gets printed.
This website, (check) and this blog, (check) are both on the must-have list for the new author. (But believe me, those two items are only the tip of the ice burg! There is so much I have yet to do and learn!)
And while I resisted at first, (Can't teach an old dog new tricks mentality) I gradually warmed to the idea for several reasons:
1. I love to write. And being a stroke victim, it is my favorite way to communicate. Without my thoughts in a nice, neat, edited order, I never know when a "stroke moment" is going to wrap itself around my tongue making me sound like a blabbering idiot. I always sound much more intelligent on paper than in impromptu conversation!
2. I am REALLY excited about my first book being published. I mean REALLY excited. It's very difficult not to talk about each and every detail, each and every day. And since nobody loves me like my momma, no one REALLY wants to hear about the little nuances that go into publishing a book or all of the other details of my peculiar life. Thus, my new blog.
Those that want to know can tune in and soak up as much information as they want and give me feed back to their hearts content. It's a win-win. I get to gush and fret and plot and plan as much as I want... only to those who are interested.
3. And finally, because of what I do and who I am, I am almost always in a pretty good mood. I refuse to believe it's a "hopeless situation". My glass is always half- full. There is always a silver lining.
Yes, I have troubles too. My life is littered with stress. I will always have bills and people/things/events that irritate me to no end... However- I try my hardest not to let them control my life or my attitude.
Therefore, I have discovered that my Pollyanna way of life irritates other people. And now that I am sensitive to that I keep my "Over-the-top-motivational-always-happy-personality" in check and only use it for my seminars and lectures! I acclimate my perkiness to the mood of the room.
But this is MY room! I can be as motivational, sentimental, and as syrupy as I'd like! Feel free to join me. I'm happy to have you.
So welcome to my new site, my new blog and a new chapter to my life. I am so very excited to see where these changes will take me and I am happy that you have decided to come along.
Until next time. Have a great day. :)
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