In search of positive vibes this week. The first draft of my book is due this Friday! Yes, it is April Fools Day, but there will be no jokes around here. Admittedly, I am looking forward to this next stage of the process. Let’s get this party started.
My Kula is coming together this week to hear excerpts from the book, take a few photos/videos, and celebrate the next part of the process. They will finally meet my big teddy bear of a publisher.
Events of the past week have actually provided more material for the book. Life chapters are ending and things are changing. Perfect. Just the way I like it.
There are two times during the week in which I fall into my zone and work on my book. One is while my daughter is in dance class and the other is after Saturday yoga and coffee. The last two times, I’ve noticed two interesting things.
1.) Routine is NOT usually my thing. I hardly ever stick to the same schedule. But for this, I do. It is surprising what motivation toward a huge goal can do for a person.
2.) Once in the zone, it is difficult to get out. When I hear my daughter and her little dancer friends emerging from class after being deep in writing mode for an hour, I have to look up, take a breath, and remind myself of where I am. It’s actually kind of a cool feeling. Zoning out is nice.
My first draft is due on April 1st. Between now and then are meetings with my publisher and my Kula. My zone will be inhabited by others and the real work begins.
Bring it on.
My apologies for the onslaught of product reviews over the last couple days. What else is a girl to do who works really hard for little or nothing? Get free stuff and give it away for Christmas presents, that’s what!!
Anyway, here I sit, doing important work. My book. Thanks to my Kula and my publisher for contributing to and looking over my first draft of part of the book. This is scary! Do my words mean anything to anybody else? Do I have an interesting story? Can I write in a way that makes people want to know more? Yeesh! I don’t know for sure.
So far, I have shared very little about my book on purpose. But right here and now, I will share one significant detail…
Release date: November 1, 2016