Merry Christmas to me! My book, In So Many Words, which has been through so many trials and tribulations, is finally available just the way I want it!
What a learning experience this has been…patience, tolerance, assertiveness, confidence, clarity, forgiveness, professionalism, friendship, emotions, and first and foremost…how in the heck to self-publish a book! The key word in that phrase being SELF.
I can do it! I did it! And I will do it again!
When I do, I will seriously consider using Paperless Post for my launch party invitations.
Once you learn a lesson, it isn’t a guarantee that you won’t need to learn it again. Check out this excerpt from my book. A journal entry from almost 10 years ago. It says it all.
Journal Entry * January 2007
I am sure getting a lot of experience in being honest and protective of myself. I don’t really like it. I wonder when people are going to stop pushing me around. I suppose it will take some time for people to realize that they really don’t get anywhere by doing that and then they’ll stop. I still have to be firm, honest, and confident and stand up for myself. I hope I can do it without turning nasty.
The only difference now…I don’t think I really care if I have to be a little nasty, as long as it gets the job done.