Start the Presses

Posted: 28th May 2009 by Barb in Goals

Two-and-a-half years ago I began writing a book. It was an idea I had years earlier, but didn’t manage to get very far with what I started. This time, starting back in 2006, I was determined to accomplish my goal.

On Tuesday, May 26, I sent a completed press-ready manuscript to my printer. I finished writing the book in December 2008 and it’s taken me a while to proofread, have it proofread, design the cover, take photos for the cover, layout the cover and inside pages, and actually pull all of that together to send it to press.

If not for the partial layoff, chances are I wouldn’t be finished yet. I have managed to work several days at other jobs to make up for lost wages at mine. I’m being taken care of in the midst of everything that’s happening financially. And nothing has just been handed to me — I’ve done some work I won’t do again unless I have to — but I will do what I need to do to make it.

I have lots of work yet to do. I must market my book which is new territory for me and I’ll start working on that now. Once I get the first book to proof I’ll have a better idea of when I will have books on hand to sell. I’ll be posting more on that later.

  1. Loving Annie says:

    It’s going to be a wonderful book, Barb – and the timing will be just the way it should be :)

    It’s been slow going, with some setbacks, maybe for a reason…

    (hugs) and can’t wait to read it when it comes out !

  2. Barb Kampbell says:

    Thanks, Annie, I hope it is a great book and that it can help others.

    I agree about the setbacks. It’s just been another growth opportunity. I should probably start my “more of” book now with all of this in mind.