Category Archives: Self-Publishing

I am currently progressing towards the publishing my first book

Writing for the Right Reasons

This morning while searching for a possible post, I came across a comment I’d written to a dear writing friend, Christine Grote, in response to her post, One thing’s clear — re-evaluating blogging. We both self-published around the same time and often shared … Continue reading

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Word Gardening…and her words blew over the wall…

We writers often fantasize about our words blowing over the wall of our word gardens we work so hard to cultivate. Beth Reekle’s amazing success with her novel, “The Kissing Booth,” is an incredible example of this, and a real … Continue reading

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Dream Painting

Ever since I posted about my book proof’s arrival in the mail, I’ve received an outpouring of congratulations from family, friends, colleagues, and fellow bloggers. So I wanted to say thank you to all of you who have passed on your encouragement. … Continue reading

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Guess what came in the mail today…

My proof book arrived yesterday. I noticed the small package inside my front door after returning home from work. The housecleaning service set it inside. My heart did a jump up heel click while I opened the cardboard package. What … Continue reading

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What do you love to do the most?

I watched my grown son and two-year-old great-nephew run around in circles with blanket and  dish towel capes tied around their necks. Little Stephen Michael squealed, “I’m flying, I’m Superman,” while Josiah pranced like an Arabian horse. I videoed the scene … Continue reading

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“Self-Publishing — I’m not alone” by Christine M. Grote

Recently, one of my blogging friends, Christine M. Grote, asked if she could feature my self-publishing journey on her blog. This morning she sent me the link to her post. When I read through the entries, I cried. There was something … Continue reading

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Create and Live Imperfectly…thoughts on Self-publishing, Marriage, and Life

How fitting that I begin a new writing journal on my 9-year anniversary. This day also marks the completion of the preliminary book section submissions to Createspace. I’ve completed all of the questionnaires for the Createspace design teams: interior design, … Continue reading

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