"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Monday, February 8, 2010

*MY BOOK HAS BEEN ACCEPTED BY A PUBLISHER*

* This morning, March 5, 2013 I stumbled upon this blog post and felt the need to write an update. Since I wrote this on Feb 8, 2010, I struggled for the next two and a half years, fighting writer's block, and everything else that gets in a writer's way. But I finally did complete my memoir in November 2012. I hired a professional editor, which I HIGHLY recommend, whether you're self-publishing, or going with a traditional publishing company. Late in 2012, I also chose to part ways with HHP, and fortunately it was amicable. At this date, I'm examining several publishing options. If you, too, have stumbled across this post, please go to the newest post for current news.*

I have some very exciting news to share! My book, based on the writing I've completed so far, has been accepted by High Hill Press, a small publishing company!!!

After my initial elation, came mind numbing fear, and then anguish concerning my talent and ability. Thank goodness we were at a friends' home last night, watching the Super Bowl, talking, and eating wonderful food, so my mind was able to wander and forget my angst for a few hours!

After speaking with L.T. on the phone today, I'm feeling more secure, confident and ready to blast off into Best Seller Land! ( hey, if I'm gonna dream, I'm gonna dream BIG! ) Don't look for it anytime soon, though. I have a long way to go to finish it.


"A best seller was a book which somehow sold well simply because it was selling well." -- S. Boorstein