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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!

6 thoughts on “I’se an Author Now!

  1. That’s awesome, Sis! Congrats to you. Can’t wait to read it.

    1. Thanks so much Sharisse!

  2. That’s amazing. Good for you. I helped my friend self-publish her first book. It was a lot of work, but the feeling you get after is well worth it.

    1. Thank you! And thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. So happy for you, your book looks amazing and to know that you created everything on your own simply awesome! The book looks good, can’t wait to get a copy and read your amazing poems!

    1. Thanks girlie for all of your encouragement!

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