Friday, February 29, 2008

Let's Leap Into Leap Year!

"It's Leap Year Day - make a leap of faith today" is the advice I read on my Sage Woman calendar as I looked at the last day of the month. February 29th.
Good advice - I'll take it!

That meant finally getting up the nerve to send my book out for "self-publishing".
Reading Between The Lines is a book I started to write over 10 years ago. I put it down. Picked it up. Life happened. Sent it out to a publisher. Got rejected. Put back down. Life happened. Back up - edited it some more. Sent it to another publisher. Rejected again. You get the picture.

Hubby said to me the other day. What about your book? Are you ever going to take that scary step and get it out there?
"I will, I will, but - it costs money."
"So? What doesn't"
"What if nobody buys it?"
Hubby looked at me as if to say "puleeeese" But kindly and patiently said:
"How are you going to know if you don't give it a try?"
"What if everybody hates it?"

Today is the day. No more excuses. No more waiting (for what? I don't really know) It's a book I really enjoyed writing. Why not at least see it in print? This morning, I sent a deposit off to Outskirtspress, along with my manuscript and will take that giant leap of faith.

And if nobody buys it? So what! I enjoyed the process - isn't that what life is all about?
Hmmm - well, maybe I could give some copies away.


kenju said...

Wendy, thanks for the visit to my blog. I wish you good luck with your book!

Beverly said...

Oh, I see you've met kenju. She's quite a lady. I've had lunch with her twice on my way from Florida to Virginia and back.

I admire your writing a book. I'll buy a copy.

Wendy said...

Thank you kenju and Bev for your support. Am looking forward to having my book "come out of the drawer". LOL!