THOUGHTS ON WRITING MY FIRST BOOK AND DEALING WITH CRITICS

BRING ON THE CRITICS!!? Hi everyone. Well, my book is now done and up on Amazon and Amazon Kindle. After 7 months of writing, rewriting, editing, formatting , adding art work to the poems, re-editing, reformatting yadda yadda..it is up and out of me.  I am very proud and relieved. I do feel like I had a baby after 7 long months of labor. haha. I’ve never had a baby but I can imagine it could be a similar feeling. As many of you know about me I believe in the wonderful words of authors who have gone ahead of me like Elizabeth Gilbert, author of many books, who said: ‘DONE is better than good’. I do believe that my first book ‘Catch a Poem by the Tale’ is not only done but is better than good! My main goal was to ‘get it done’ and not let perfectionism stop…

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THOUGHTS ON WRITING AND PUBLISHING MY ‘POETIC MEMOIR’

WHAT I LEARNED FROM WRITING MY FIRST BOOK First of all, it is not an easy process. Writing a book. I found it is a bit like having a baby (although I’ve never had human children!) I definitely went  through the labor pains, but I am so glad, relieved and proud that this thing is DONE. I learned so much through writing this book. I thought I would share some of my insights with you. The most important lesson in this whole process was that ‘in the long run you must listen to your own heart.’ Yep. Simple …but a very important lesson here. My gut told me what to do in every aspect of this book. I’ve waited 50 years to publish a book so I knew I must do it my way. That was vital to me. I had many well meaning friends and editors helping me which I appreciated a lot.…

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