Full Speed Ahead!

Following months of proofs and corrections, there’s light at the end of this tunnel. As like the synopsis of the book, editing can take on its dark days, but there’s hope that things will turn out right.

Last Friday, I sent in the last of the corrections. The next stage included having the electronic book turn electronic, in other words converted to an eBook format for Kindle. Then on schedule having the electronic copy sent off to the printer, for you guessed it, book printing!

Over the weekend, I worked on home projects while trying to keep my mind from wondering if the electronic copy got submitted to the printer. I figured it wouldn’t be until today, however, excitement hides logic. I learned this afternoon that indeed, the book became suitable for Kindle and that the book headed to the printer this afternoon. I also found out that a few minor errors received correcting. I guess they didn’t cease upon my approval.

Now I wait for less than two weeks. During this time, I have plenty to keep my mind occupied including completing the Iron Idleman month long competition at my YMCA and working on other projects at home. I plan to start gearing up for my first book signing events. I do know, my excitement hasn’t stopped building and very soon I can say that I’m a published author.

Excitement in the Air

If you’ve ever waited for something big to occur, then you know the feelings that go along with it. While excitement builds, other feelings play into it. To say I’m giddy and hyped up would definitely be an understatement. Each time I share details of my book progress, my grin appears bigger and my eyes wider. I receive ideas from things I read and from speaking with people.

The other night at an event, someone asked me what comes to mind when I hear the word passion. My immediate response: writing. When asked more about it and why, I had a mouthful to share. I want my thoughts conveyed through writing to inspire others. I want to shed light to people at the end of a very dark tunnel after suicide or any tragedy; it’s the purpose of my book. I want to help others at a personal level.

It’s exciting to feel momentum build knowing I can help many.