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.