Thursday, December 13, 2012

Aspects of My Life - Like "Art" on Canvass

So the book is published—aspects of my life—flung out there like art on canvass for everyone to scrutinize, to question, to doubt, to praise. Why did I share so much of myself?  Well, I did not plan to write about my life as some authors plan. The stories morphed together when I took a writing course and things that were shameful and painful gradually became my strength. I slowly healed myself through my writing, which strengthened me to brave the world.
Yesterday, Linda Jackson featured the book, Day Laughs, Night Cries: Fifteen. I am thankful, Linda. Click on her name to read the post.
Today, however, I am sending a big thank you to everyone who has helped me to complete my book, to launch it, to promote it, and to cheer me on. I also want to thank the new friends I have made throughout this process. I also appreciate the letters that readers mail to me, and the notes they post on my Facebook page. I know this process is all about taking “baby steps,” and that is what I am doing.
I am currently working on my next book – Day Laughs, Night Cries: Steel Dreams. Here is a working draft, part of the back cover blurb.
Consumed with pain and malice after a devastating phone call, Peaches spends her days plotting to destroy the man she once valued, until a visit to the local library melts her malice and redirects her thoughts. 
My aim is to complete the final draft by April and publish it early summer. I'm also branding Day Laughs, Night Cries. But I must mention that I am consumed by a burning desire that will not leave me (it's not related to writing). I am trying to sort it out and hope that I will write about it in my next post. And this is my new Website. It's still a work in progress. 
For now, here are pictures from the book launch.
























  
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46 comments:

  1. Looks like a grand time and good luck with the next book too!

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  2. Ironically, Peaches, yesterday I was thinking of how brave you are to tell your story, especially when there is so much pain. However, I know your story will bring healing. And anyone who is brave enough to share his/her life on paper is not doing it for him/herself but for the good of others. May your story reach the masses. *hugs*

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    1. Linda, you say such kind and uplifting words. I love you.

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  3. Hi Peaches! I've just read the review on Linda's blog and your book is really a masterpiece:) Saw also the new website, very nice! Cute pics from the launch!:) Kisses dear! xo

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    1. Lilli, dearest, thanks for travelling with me since we met. Thanks again.

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  4. Hi there. It's great to meet you. Loved Linda's post on your book. I
    am looking forward to reading your story. Great pictures from the release party- it looked like a lot of fun and that you had a lot of support. Congrats on everything. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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    1. Nice to meet you too and I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts too.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog! The book looks great, and good luck with the next one! I look forward to reading more posts from you!

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    1. L.G., I'll surely stop by your blog again. A good read over there.

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  6. The books look great, Peaches and the sequel sounds intriguing. Congrats on launching your new career! Hopping over to Linda and your site.

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    1. Joy, remember that you also agreed in your book to not "get mad, get even." "Even" means many things. That's what I did.

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  7. Looks like a great release.

    Good luck with the next book in the series!

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    1. Misha, I hope I enjoy writing the second as I did the first. I want it to be funny.

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  8. Congratulations, Peaches! What a wonderful event! Everything looks fabulous. I'm glad it went well.

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    1. Thanks, Emily. I'm still amazed that it worked out well.

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  9. Great pics! That's awesome that you're already working on another book!

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    1. Much of the book has taken up too much space in my head and I need to clear the clutter.

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  10. Looks like a grand time!
    Sometimes we just don't plan the books we write. They just happen.

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  11. Wow! The new book sounds so interesting. I relate to it already.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Janie, you'll be one of the first readers.

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  12. My friend.
    I am so so so proud of you! You did it! Congrats on sharing your story and following your dream. Your book will mean a lot to so many people and it's so brave of you to put your Self out there but I know it was therapeutic. Need to make a plan to get a copy sent to me here in South Africa:)

    Your cheerleader. Always.
    !kundai

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    1. Kundai,

      Thanks for meeting me here. It's a pleasant surprise. Writing was truly therapeutic. Look, I can laugh about everything. That's healing.

      I'll get your copy to you.

      Happy Kwanza.

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  13. Dear follower friend iam hear to say thanks for all support…ur support my success…Keep writing & reading…waiting to hear more…good luck…GOD<3U

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  14. So this is where you are! I've been going to the wrong blog, and you don't allow comments there.

    Love your website, and you new book sounds good. Enjoy writing it. :)

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    1. Stina, I shared you article because it's a must read for writers and bloggers. Thanks.

      (Sorry about the other blog).

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  15. So much fun;)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com/

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  16. New follower via Linda Jackson.

    Congrat's and good luck with your book. I applaud you courage to write about something so personal!

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    1. Yolanda, thanks for you comment and for following me. I'll be checking out your blog.

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  17. Yay and woohooooooo! I say it all the time but I will say it again, you inspire me so much! I couldn't be happier for you. Love the pics.

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  18. Peaches: You are so right, good writing is like art; it is our art that we share with the world. Because of that we sometimes feel protective, but mostly it is about our unique vision and the way it speaks to readers. I can tell you have a very special talent. A way of capturing what it means to be human, authentic, and to overcome. It is the way of life too, and in your case, life is definitely very pretty and beautiful art. Keep up the great work! Namaste, from Tim Kavi~~TK

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  19. Can't wait for your next book. I really liked the pictures from your Book Launch.

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  20. Lots of great pics, Peaches. Glad to see all of your support. Congrats on your book and here's to the next one!

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  21. love the pics. Congrats on a great launch and good luck with writing your next book :)

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  22. Hello my dear friend, and I was reading your website, I just wanna say I really love it! The overall look of your website is fantastic , as well as the content! Congratulations for your amazing work ! I follow your blog (468)... Hope you'll follow me back.... I wish you Happiness and Joy… And Blessings for the New Year. I wish you the best of everything… That you so well deserve.
    Greetings from Rio de Janeiro/ Brasil
    Nelson

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    1. Nelson from Brasil, thanks for you comment and for following. I'm just responding 1 year later. "Better late than never." I hope 2014 will be one of your best years.

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  23. wow congrats to you Peaches!! You're brave and fabulous! Wishing you much success! :D

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  24. I just finished reading Day Laughs Night Cries. What a beautiful story! I wrote reviews for you on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and Shelfari. Great job!

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  25. Hi Peaches! Stopping by wishing you a very happy holidays and merry Christmas! hope you have a lovely time! hugs!:*

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  26. Wow, looks like a fantastic launch! Nice big turnout. Congratulations!

    Thanks for stopping by the Pikes Peak Writers blog.

    Shannon at Writing From the Peak

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  27. Looks like it was a great launch--well done!

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  28. Congratulations on the publication of your book. --Hans

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  29. Fantastic book launch photographs, Peaches! Congratulations to you on the publication of Day Laughs, Night Cries. It must feel wonderful. I have no doubt your book will touch lots of people. Sounds like your creative juices are already flowing for the next book. Cheers to you!

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