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I’se an Author Now!

It’s official!  I’m a self-published author!  Today I FINALLY published my poetry book.  I say finally because I’ve been wanting to do this for years, but I let procrastination win.  Well, I’M winning now!

I learned a lot from my self-publishing experience.  The main thing I learned is to never give up when a task seems too difficult.  Since my book is self-published, I had to do everything myself such as design the book cover and format the book text.  Luckily, I’m a DIY kind of girl.  Still, I had a tough time putting everything together because I don’t know how to work Photoshop well.  I stayed up until 4:00am a couple of nights trying to figure things out.  I felt like giving up and using the consulting services provided by CreateSpace.  But, my pocketbook was like, uh no ma’am.  So, I stuck to it and made Photoshop by b*tch.  The next book will be a breeze!

I am truly proud of myself for putting my creation out into the world.  It feels damn good.  I didn’t have to ask for anybody’s permission or wait around for a traditional publisher’s approval.  Who has time for that?  I made it happen NOW.

Musings of a Wordy Girl will be released on May 1st via Amazon.  It’s a journey through my dreams, thoughts, and observations where I touch on topics such as love, politics, and family.

Yaaaayyyy me!