Today I contacted the illustrator to begin work on Eden Learns to swim. I am excited to get this project one step closer to completion. I am hoping to get illustrations in 30 to 45 days and then comes the fun part of formatting and making the final product look amazing.
On top of working to complete this project I am one step closer to completing the first book in the Drama Queen series. I am truly hoping to create a series that will spark a conversation.
I would love to here what projects you are working on.
This year my family is writing our personal and professional goals for the new year. I would love to hear some of your goals. I plan to work hard this year not only to finish some more books but also help others to learn how to self-publish their books through KDP. I want to help others avoid some of the mistakes I have made.
I am excited to enjoy this holiday season not only because of the time I get to spend with family and friends but also because with the year winding to a close it is time to look to the future! I am excited about different projects that I have completed this year as well as new ones I have begun. I look forward to adding to my children’s book series, Eden’s Adventures, as well as introducing a new book encouraging kids to embrace who they are no matter what other’s say.
We are well into the holiday season, and I wanted to remind everyone to take time out to remember the things that make you smile this season. I know that with the hustle and bustle we see everyday it is easy to lose sight of what is going on. I have been guilty of forgetting why I am making myself crazy trying to get “stuff” done. Today I want to take a few moments to remember that I have an amazing family and great friends. I love my job and i also get to pursue my passion to spread a love of reading to others. When you are stuck in traffic or pushing through crowds think about what makes you smile and hold onto that. I am going to hold onto my family and friends.
Eden has decided to write her own Eden Adventure. She is working on a story titled Eden’s Earth Helpers. She came up with the idea after seeing a video about all the litter in the ocean. She made the connection that between all the green space being built on, all the litter, and the air pollution, that she needs to do something to help save our planet. I love her determination and inspiration. We are hoping to get it completed and illustrated in time for Earth Day.
The last few weeks have been very busy. I celebrated my birthday, kids enjoyed Halloween celebrations and many states had important elections. I have decided to take these celebrations and keep the momentum going. I want to celebrate all your little victories and help to propel you forward in your future endeavors. Tell me what did you celebrate this week?
This week was incredibly enjoyable to me. I work in a school and we celebrated literacy with a read-a-thon fundraiser. On Monday the kids had crazy hair day, Tuesday was pajama day, Wednesday was workout wear, Thursday was school Spirit day and we ended the week with Character day. Teachers, Staff and students came to school dressed as their favorite book character. My team was Snow White and the Seven Dwarves! Throughout the week the classes had guest readers. I was able to take the time to share one of my books with my daughter’s second grade class!. I love getting giggles from these students and seeing them enjoy books. I hope I can share more stories with other kids.
The first shipment has been shipped and should be delivered any day now. I hope everyone enjoys their books. This week I had the pleasure of meeting a kind woman who is partway through the process of self publishing her first novel. It is a long struggle to complete this process and I wish her luck.
I am truly blessed. I have an amazing husband who not only supports my desire to write and self-publish, but also believes in me enough to help me market my books. He created a nice flyer for me and is working on new promotions for my children’s books as well. He is also getting me the programs I need to make my books into audio books. With his support the sky is the limit.