I checked back into my past posts looking for this one: I’m Writing a Book. Turns out I wrote it and posted it in 2010. Say what? Where does the time go?
I had every intention of publishing by now, but I also have intentions of procrastination. Yup, I do.
I see so many writers whip out books and publish them quickly. Look, I’m not opposed to publishing or writing many books. However, seeing so many do the self publishing caused me to step back and look at my motives. For me, I tend to want to be noticed. To “be somebody”. So, rather than join the crowd of self publishers, I tend to weigh it out way too long. In some ways that is bad because it gives me a lot of time to talk myself out of it. On the other hand, it gives me more time to reevaluate my motives and intentions and evaluate the subject of my book.
That being said, I almost ditched the whole project. The intention of the book was a topic that is in abundance out there in the reading world. So who am I to add to a plethora of a certain subject?
The Beauty of Waiting……. I had an epiphany the other day. I knew, without a doubt, I needed to change the direction of my book. I didn’t just want to dump into print my tragic story. It was and is tragic in some ways. But I find that when people know of our tragedy it hinders them knowing the real us or me. They already form a picture of our family based on what we had to go through. Some even take it on as their own grief and I, the griever, resent that. It’s mine, not yours.
So, I am working now on changing our life-changing-experience to one of hope and love. That way the reader can see how one person (or one family) made it through and continues on. How life’s disappointments, however big or small, can change us and cause us to be a deeper soul. A regular human being gleaning all they can out of life’s journey.
I may sound a bit mysterious. I do that on purpose because I want you to buy the book. Of course I do.
So stay tuned for the release of Butterfly Tattoo.
I am wishing you all well on your writing journeys, whether it be your blog, your articles or your books. We all have a story to tell.