Molly was restless tonight. I think another tooth is coming in. I had to sing to her before she would go to sleep. She actually liked my singing. Sweet little girl.
That’s one thing I wish I could do. Sing. I’m not very good. I can carry a tune but that’s about it. Shelley had a beautiful voice. She sang in the school and church choirs. The range of her voice was incredible; it was powerful in its intensity, pulling the listener into the song. The weird thing was that she didn’t really like to sing. She was too shy to enjoy singing in front of people. She did it because she was asked; she hated to disappoint anyone. She would rather have been able to run track. She said she would have traded her voice for the legs and stamina to run a marathon.
Are people ever satisfied with who they are? I’d like to think I am but if I’m really honest with myself -- maybe not. I’ve come to terms with the birthmark on my face and the majority of the time I don’t think about it -- especially when I’m not around mirrors. That doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t -- in a second -- have it gone from my face if I could.
It has taught me a lot about people, which is a good thing -- so that’s a plus. It’s also taught me about myself and my willingness to treat people fairly regardless of appearance, occupation, background, faith or any other category that tends to divide humans into neat little groups. I accept people for who and what they are without judgment on their lifestyle in any way. Even in this day and age, people can be very closed-minded. I try very hard not to be. I pride myself on that. So maybe I’m good just the way I am.
I still wish I could sing, though.
There will be More
All this book talk makes me realize that I am itching to get more writing done! I am so busy for the next couple of months with 'life' but after that eases up, I will put pen to paper, or fingers to the keyboard. I did buy a new laptop a couple weeks ago but I really do like writing with pen on paper.
I already have three or four different stories started so I will keep going with them!
I like a diagram when I am writing. It helps keep me organized. Here is my map of the island that was nestled in my papers. I hadn't looked at it in a while.
I am already received so much support from my family and friends on facebook. I thank everyone very much. It is deeply appreciated!
Yay!! It is out!!
My book is now available! Yay. To say that I am excited is putting it mildly. I am REALLY excited. Of course, most writing people say the word 'really' shouldn't be used but so what.
Barnes and Noble
This has been a long time dream of mine! Thanks to everyone who has helped along the way!
At 7:10 pm
I sent it in at 7:10 pm today! The book that I wrote is on its way to wherever it goes before it will get published as an e-book. It is exciting!!! I am excited!!! Yay, me!!
It's A Long Time Coming
I wrote my book, Moments, a long time ago. A really long time ago. Most people know how hard it is to get a book published. After many rejections and my completed manuscript gathering dust, I realized that I just have to get it out there anyway I can so I decided I will publish it as an e-book.
Funny, I don't even have an e-reader myself.
So that is what I am working on now. Correcting a few things, figuring out the cover page. The photo on the cover is one that my daughter took on her way to England in 2013.
This process is new to me and I am sure I will make mistakes. I hope to be finished by the end of February- which will be a long time since I wrote the book but hopefully a few people will like it.
Me? Canadian, writer, RN, crafter, Girl Guide Leader, Red Hatter, 3-dog owner, photographer, geocacher, cool Mom, and all around FUN and FUNNY person!
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