Saturday, February 21, 2015

Visit to grave this morning Feb 2015

Today I visited Brian's grave.  I know he isn't there and that he's in heaven, but there is something different and special about going to the grave.  I noticed the different sizes and types of grave stones. Something that stood out to me is something that my dad said as we were driving home.  There is a start and end date... the part that matters is the dash.  It makes me ask how I'm spending the dash.

That brings me to the point of this post.  I went to the grave site to explain to Brian, my brother, that I have a greater understanding and appreciation for what he went through during his last days and hours of his life.

The tone of the letter was completely the opposite of last time (12 years ago).  Last time I was angry.  This time I was compassionate and much more understanding.

I write this to offer you hope.  As time passes and your process your emotions things can get and will likely get better.  Feel free to reach out to me if you want to talk about your experience or what you are feeling.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

waiting... author bio and cover

The last thing I want to do in regards to working on this book is wait.  It is what I must do, but this week I read through my manuscript and I made some changes to make it make more sense.

This week I want to work on my author bio and my cover ideas.

I am determined that I want this book to be finished by my 35th birthday... Sept 1, 2015.  I think this is completely doable.

Thank you!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Manuscript complete: version 1

Just over 24 hours ago I finished my first draft of my book.  I poured my heart and soul into it.  I believe that in a lot of ways I gave birth to this book.  I labored many hours and had a ton of difficult scenes to write in the book.  I sent it to my editor yesterday.

So where do I go from here?  Well, for one I'm going to take it easy in regards to the book.  I'm not going to try to add anything until I get some feedback from my editor.  I'm going to let it "percolate" for a little bit and go back to it with fresh eyes.

I also am going to check into publishing options.  My guess is that I will self-publish.  I want to have paper copies to sell and I will make it available in the kindle format too.