Thursday, May 29, 2014
Reasons or Results?
I'm tired of all the reasons, which is why I don't have the results I want. Need. REQUIRE!
Time to compile my first book...
Last night I went to a writers conference, and several of the members I had met over a year ago and they were "planning, thinking, chewing on, dancing around"...writing their books. Those people are published now.
I am published in multiple forums and in Europe. Not all writers need to write a book, but my mom definitely expected me to publish one. Actually, I think she expected me to publish many books. One of the ladies I met, Lee, has always reminded me of my mom. Last night, with all the beauty and kindness of her spirit- she pulled me aside and said, "Cora- where is your book?"
I bit my lip a tad because for a split second it wasn't Lee who was asking me...
It was MOM who was asking.
In truth, the book is already written. I just have to put it together/edit/and publish it. I will self publish- it's definitely the way to go in the beginning. I'm not a new author (lol...getting a bit too old to be new at much of anything these days! :), but a new "book author" is within sight.
It's funny- someone reminded me of the first paper I ever wrote in Creative Writing when I was 8. I wrote about Aliens and meeting one, and how nice they were (though they were very different), and it was such a happy little story. My teacher was very surprised. I didn't know why. Now, as I think of the 8 yr old little girls I know- it would surprise me a little to discover one was writing a genre which mostly consisted of older male writers. This was back in 1977. (Carl Sagan did not have much influence in my life, but maybe more than I realized?)
Anyway...the TIME IS WRITE-
and I am expecting better than reasonable results :)