I recently went to Victoria to have a “girls week” with my mom, my two daughters and my sister-in-law. One of the highlights for me was a visit to FriesenPress, my book publisher! It was wonderful to finally meet the lady who has been helping me during this journey of writing, publishing and marketing my novel. Galia, my account manager is amazing!
We sat and visited about our trip to Victoria. We talked about my book, Jacob of Abbington Pickets, and also about my next novel. Of course, I can’t tell you much about that yet, as I don’t want to spoil the fun! We toured FriesenPress and I saw where the magic happens! Now, when we speak on the phone I can visualize where Galia is!
Thank you Galia for meeting with me. I can’t wait to work with you again on my next novel!
That’s right, you read right! The books have arrived, just in time! One week left until the Book Launch! It’s been an wonderful journey and I can’t wait to show the world my finished accomplishment. I have to say I am nervous and fearful, excited and fired up all at the same time. Since I have never hosted a book launch before, I am flying by the seat of my pants. However I have planned a wonderful evening, an evening with special details, details that pertain to the book. Who knows, maybe even Jacob will make an appearance 🙂
I Look forward to seeing everyone there!
Thank you everyone for your words of encouragement regarding my up coming novel! One question friends are asking me is, “Where did you find the time?” That’s a great question! I have been wanting to write a book since I was twelve years old, but I didn’t get real serious about until about six years ago. Over that time, I have researched on how to write a novel, how to get it published, how to create characters, an so on and so forth. Meanwhile I had started several novels which I didn’t continue until I started this one. Last year in January I started writing but because of the busy year I had, I had to put it on hold. This passed January, another new year had begun and I told myself this was going to be the year I would publish my novel. My hubby gave me a new lap top for Christmas and that was one of the reasons it was more achievable.
Every evening after supper, in my Grandad’s comfy chair that is draped with a quilt, I would sit with my feet up on the ottoman and type to my heart’s content. Sometimes I would stare at the screen with the TV on and not type a thing and then other times I would type so much I would lose track of the time. I just made it a priority to always sit down at the same time every day and it was very effective. The weekends I would sometimes find more time, but generally it was the evenings on weekdays. At first it was a routine that took getting used to, but by the time I finished the first draft of my manuscript I felt like, “What shall I do with the rest of my life?” It was a joke I told myself. But there is more to writing a book than you think, which I am finding out. I am enjoying the journey and hope you will follow me as I take this giant leap forward.