Saturday, February 23, 2013

Giving Birth

I am giving birth again!  That got your attention, didn't it?  LOL!!!!  This time, it's not a baby, it's a book.

I have been working on a book for the past few years.  I really struggle so much with insecurity.  I've had great affirmation from people that I write well, that I have something important to share, and that I should go for it.  But I am afraid.  Afraid that someone will rip it to shreds.  Afraid that it's all in my head.  Afraid to fail.

But I decided finally to just ignore those fears and go ahead and self-publish.  I know there are so many who feel like that is not the way to go. That you'll be taken more seriously or reach a wider audience by going through a publisher.  Those fears keep bouncing around my head too. But I decided to go this way because I know if I don't do it now, it'll never happen.

Besides, I'm not setting out to be famous.  I'm content with reaching a smaller circle of people.  This is more about achieving a dream that I've had since I was a little girl.  As long as I can remember, I've loved books and I've loved writing.  I have always wanted to write a book.

And I have!

The cover is designed, with just a few touches needing to be adjusted.  I'm in the process of editing and should be done shortly because that has been an ongoing process the past few years anyway.  Then it's off to get printed.

This birth is less painful than my children's births but no less exciting!