My book, Tiptoe and Whisper, has been out for just over two months. I had all of these plans for how I would release it into the world, but then, SURPRISE! Kingston was born three weeks early. Naturally, most of my time and energy has been spent on him. I have not had an official launch party and am now wondering if that is even worth it. I’ve been somewhat discouraged the past few weeks. Wondering if I did the right thing. A lot of time and money went into this and for what? An ego boost? A way to satisfy my teenage dream? I am trying to remain positive and hopeful even in the face of these harsh realities – I’m still not being published in journals/magazines, I have hundreds of books sitting in my garage AND they still say no one reads/appreciates poetry. (THANK YOU to everyone who supported my book in its early stages and to those of you who have purchased it. Seriously. I’m just being dramatic.)
So, staring all of that in the face I wonder, is my heart still in the right place? It’s been too easy to go to a negative place. And here’s where you come in.
- If you have read my book, please consider writing a review (good or bad – honestly!) on Amazon, Goodreads, etc. If you enjoyed it, consider recommending it to a friend. Maybe even point them to this blog or my Facebook page.
- I could really use some inspiration. Please share any books, articles, and writing prompts that have helped keep you going.
- Anecdotes are also welcome.
Thank you, Lovelies, for being here.