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Publishing My Way...

I'm learning the ins and outs of putting my novel on Amazon as an ebook for Kindle.

I'm nervous and I'm excited.

I'm ready to  copyright my book and do all the other endless things needed.

I'm doing another nervous run through making sure there are no mistakes. Wish me luck on that one!

I've looked at book covers all day until my eyes feel crossed. I've found some wonderful sites if anyone is interested.

My daughter is helping me go through covers and I'm making a last minute change to the title.

I pray I'm making the right decision about that. This whole process is a little intimidating.

I'm much more confident and self assured when I'm writing. Publishing or getting ready for publication is
way out of my field.

I'd always thought if I ever published a book it would be with a big publisher who would do all
the work for me.

But the world of publishing is changing and so many doors are opening for authors with internet access.

I plan, if this ebook is a success, to publish a few paperbacks, if only to please myself.

I need to hold the book in my hands. I love the smell and feel of books. Plus you get a whole adventure within the pages.

I promised Vada Faith, the main character of this story, when I created her that I'd do everything in my power to help her see
the world after I breathed life into her.

And now I'm doing that.

Blessings to you on your adventures.


  1. Good luck to you! Funny, you are the second blogger this week to say that you are publishing an ebook for Kindle.

  2. SO excited for you!! & for Vada Faith too!! Sorry I have not been able to spend more time on this with you. The last few days with Austin have been very long! He is all tucked in asleep in his own bed tonight. Praying he wakes up with no fever, and he can go to school. Getting ready to read your emails, look at cover pictures, and start to read the book!! Love you!!

  3. Oh my, I didn't know you were doing this. Congratulations and good luck. I love the name Vada Faith, glad you breathed life into her.

  4. Your writing is so beautiful. I don't post often, but so enjoy reading you.

  5. You need to go with what feels right for you; and in the end it's all about taking risks. Just put it out there and let it do its thing!

    1. Thanks to all of you. I'm scared and excited, Pam.
      I have my cover ready and now doing a few other things. Jill is reading through it one last time and catching a few errors I missed!
      I'll let you know when it goes on.
      You're right. I'll put it out there and let it do its thing.
      Blessings all.

  6. Yay! I'm so happy for you that you decided to do this. It IS a LOT of work, but at the end you'll be so proud of yourself for doing it. Best wishes for a successful book and many more to come.

  7. Congratulations! I can only imagine the work involved in self publishing. I am certain that when this part is over, you will be so glad you took the time and made yourself get through the process.

    My best wishes for amazing success!

  8. Good luck, and congrats for being so brave. Not easy going into the unknown like that. Let us know when your book is ready to download.

  9. Congrats and good luck! I hope you have much success with your book. It's a big step but the people who succeed take risks and never give up. You're a winner!

  10. I'm looking forward to having your book(s) on my shelf and to reading and re-reading what you've written. Way to go!

  11. Wishing you the best of luck, and much happiness holding your words in your hands. You are an inspiration.

  12. You know how I've always loved Vada Faith. She is unique, likable, and oh so human. Can't wait to see her on Amazon !!!! Congrats to you for keeping your promise to her.

  13. Good luck. I find it all rather daunting!


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