I am also working on the final stages of my book. I hired a local proof-reader, Heather Ross, at the recommendation of friends and I am not disappointed. Wow!!! She is one pro editor and proof-reader. If you need any editing or proof-reading done, send her a message. I am seriously impressed. You won't be disappointed.
Proof-reading is the last stage I needed to complete before my manuscript (have I told you how much I love the word manuscript?) will be ready for publishing! I can't even believe it. I am so excited, and a lot nervous. But I am full speed ahead anyway. It feels like I have been working on this book for....ever! But I have only been at it for a couple months. The cards were edited before hand and then they became a big part of my book, of course. My book is a recovery/spiritual/self-help/creativity guide/ biography. It has a lot of my own vulnerable life lessons included in it. Let's just say that I haven't held back. I lay it all out there.
The big learning for me, in making this book, is that we are all human. We all screw up. But the one who forges ahead, through the fears that others will find out we are not perfect, wins. We do not necessarily win money (although we have a better chance at that too) by keeping on keeping on, but we win the respect of ourselves, and serious self-love. Those old blunders from my past, that I thought were the worst things in the world, now feel like "whatever" - so I messed up...so what. Look at what I was able to do because I didn't let it paralyze me.
So where do I go from here? What do I want to do with this one glorious life now? I have decided this is the year that I will take risks. I want to start my own little art course biz. Just small simple courses that anyone can do, so anyone learn to tap into their own creative hearts. This is just a dream so far, but I can feel it, and it excites me.
Anyway, this is me checking in. If there is anything you would be interested in learning that I could offer, please let me know in the comment section. I would love to hear about it. Let's share our hearts and make beautiful heart art this year.
Lots of love...Jeanette