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...
Past time.
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 :)


9 comments:

X. Dell said...

To she who leaves stealth comments:

Congratulations. I hope you get that out soon, and let us know where we can pick up a copy. I'll be happy to review it on the X-Spot.

foam said...

I'll buy a copy!

soandsosaid said...

so exciting!

Skunkfeathers said...

You write it...I'll buy it. It's that simple ;-)

Anonymous said...

You go girl! I will buy a copy too!
xx Helene

maydenv@gmail.com said...

Love you Helene...I miss you!

Roxanne said...

Awesome! I am slowly picking away at mine. Trouble is, the story it encases is so dynamic, like a rapid shapeshifter.

Keep us posted!

Helene said...

Hey there girlfriend! Just checking in on ya... are you posting elsewhere or just not as often? xx

exskindiver said...

Hi C!
~C