I have always wanted to write a book. My very own book. Since the time I was little, I can remember wanting to be an author. When I was in 4th or 5th grade I had to do a book report all about what we want to be when we grow up, and I drew a picture of myself at a desk writing in the middle of a library.
I never thought it would happen. Writing and publishing a book is a huge undertaking and most of the time I already feel overwhelmed with life.
About a year ago I said to Chris “I am going to write an anthology about multiples.” I don’t think he believed me. I’m not even sure I believed myself. I didn’t know how I was going to do it. I didn’t know anything about publishing. The thought of writing a book terrified me and seemed unattainable.
Yet writing an anthology on multiples was calling to me.
I began obsessively listening to podcasts on publishing. I bought Dan Poynter’s books on self-publishing. I researched the internet for information on little ‘ol people like me who have a book they want to compile.
I had a partner who was working with me on the book, but her life took some unexpected detours and she could no longer be my partner on this journey to the unknown. I was prepared to go at it alone, but I was scared. It was a lot of work publishing on my own for the first time. And I believe two heads are better than one.
I sent fellow writer, editor and marketing guru Alison Lee an email one day asking her if I could hire her to do my blog tour for the multiples anthology. I told her I no longer have a partner so things are slow-going. She emailed me right back and told me that she is a mom to one-year-old twins and she would love to partner with me on the book. I jumped right on the opportunity to co-publish with Alison.
Alison lives in Malaysia, so when I wake up in the morning, she is going to bed. When I am going to bed at night, Alison is heading into her afternoon. While I’m sleeping, she is busy at work, and vice versa. We each bring a lot of passion and effort into this book, and so it is a wonderful partnership.
Without further adoo, I present the cover to our book, Multiples Illuminated, due out in Spring 2016.
Click on the image and visit our website. The website will be the ultimate spot for information and forums on multiples. Trust me, you don’t have to have multiples to enjoy the website and the book. There will be great recipes, and other suprising posts that you won’t want to miss.
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Until next time, the mothership is signing off.