Well, I’ve been brought up by two alcoholics which means I’m text-book and have no self-esteem. But I’ve gone and self-published anyway. My friend, Jen, called me the other day and said, “I don’t have time to talk, but tune into NPR right now, they’re talking about how self-publishing is not for “losers” anymore”! (That was alot of hyphenated words.)
I looked the transcript up online, sent it to Marty, and he said back to me in an email, “then stop apologizing for self-publishing”.
For someone who has very, very low self-esteem, it took so much for me to do this whole project. It took lots of writing classes in NYC, publicizing classes in NYC, paid-for copyediting, two editorial reviews before I hit “PUBLISH MY BOOK”.
The best part was when my auntie received her book from me in the mail, the auntie to whom the book is dedicated as she always makes me laugh. She said she was so “puffed up”! She’s about 150 years old now, and she still makes me laugh. I put stickies on four pages for her to read, as reading is a little tough for her now. She said it’d be no problem as she has a page magnifier! I’m so pleased.
On the homefront, my former neighbor dropped off seven books to be signed that she was giving as gifts! Rock my world, baby! She is my new best friend.
The books on the bed are for signing ( – kicks and giggles), the box to the right of the fireplace, lots of book drafts to be trashed!