“We’re good to go.”

Those are probably the best words a book author can say. Four simple words.  What it meant was that I was signing off on my book and cover art,.  That I’d reviewed it carefully, and it has been completed to satisfaction; all errors have been corrected, colors have been tweaked, fonts have been changed.  At some point, one has to say “we’re good to go.”  And that is what I did tonight. It’s in the capable of hands of Balboa Press, a division of Hay House…the self-help giant in the publishing world.

It’s a great feeling.

I remember when I first had the idea.  It was a hot July afternoon and I was sitting at my computer wondering what my next book would be.   Of course something fictional, that’s what most writers write, and I always have a few story outlines in my head.  Would it be about vampires?  Or the paranormal?  Would it be a comedy? Or something sentimental?   All these questions were like paths before me, and I was stalling at this main intersection.  And then, I can’t figure out why, but the idea of completely changing course came to me.  Since I wasn’t able to decide, that’s when I figure it’s time to choose something else.  During this time, it seemed that everywhere I looked, the word “journal” appeared.  I was on a diet plan and told to journal, my daughter was on an exercise plan and was told to journal her progress, a show I was watching handed the main character a journal, and a story I was writing for a magazine included the suggestion to journal.

I don’t need to get hit in the head with a brick to get it.  brick

The path was clear, the title came to me in a flash, and I began to get to work.  The rest of the book was completed within about six months, but the next year and half was just my procrastination about the book’s worth…would it be of any help?  How would I create a book that was part inspiration?  Part journal?   And then, out of the blue, an email from Balboa Press asking if I was in need of a book publisher.  The rest is history.

So, what’s next you ask?

Actually, it’s where the real work begins.  Selling the book, selling the notion of journalling, and travelling the world.  Well, maybe it’s not ALL work!  globe

The book should be available in late March.  I will have some kind of book launch.  Stay tuned!

Thank you to all those who have kept with me on this journey.  I hope you will raise a glass with me.    dunkin





  1. Nancy szaroleta says:

    You know I will!!. Can’t wait!

  2. Well I for one will read your book!!! Congratulations!!!

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