I’m floundering in a muddle of Good and Bad news.
I’m finding it hard to focus on one thing… and don’t know what to do first!
Good news: My nonfiction book in two volumes is now proofed and on its way to the printer
The publisher, has kept me on schedule with multiple phone calls daily
The book, “Sex and the Goddess” will be published in two volumes
Softcover, Hardcover, and e-book!
The process was choreographed step by step
I collated and photocopied the 1000 pages in two groups and sent them off
They put them through their Data Entry process
Returned them via email for me to proof-read
I sent the copies back via email and approved
Soon they sent me the “galley” for volume one to proof,
Plus the galley for their cover design
I was delighted with both and how they will look, I sent them back approved
The same process happened immediately with Volume Two
Now both are going to printers which will be a matter of some weeks
It’s all so surprising, as I did not solicit the book
They called me because of a book I published with them back in 2003!
It’s costing me more than I can afford, but I feel The Time Is Right…
There is a reason this manuscript languished in my files for twenty years!
Here’s Some Not so good news:
Meanwhile, in my writer’s group at TWP, I am falling behind
And I am on my last three chapters of “A Roaring Deep Within”
Which are just in outline form and I’m excited to see how they turn out
This bothers me a lot, for I miss the camaraderie and encouraging give and take with writer friends
And some may be dropping away as they get into publishing their own books.
More not so good:
I am also behind in the class for building a Cartel… “Write to Publish”
I would be learning how to start promoting my own work and sharing with other writers
I will use my current Blog here to promote and get started with the first promo
This is my first posting for it.
But Here’s the Really Bad News:
I got scammed and my computer has been hacked!
I can’t believe I could have been so stupid to fall for it!
Now my poor muddled mind has been derailed completely!
I only make problems worse by being mad at myself and unsure of what I’m doing.
It’s a terrible feeling not to trust myself to do things right.
But I’m blessed with many supportive friends who are encouraging and reassuring
And I know “This, too, shall pass.” as my dear Mom used to say.
Sigh, Breathe, Step back and take a broader view
There must be some reason why this rude interruption happened now.