Never Quit…. It’s more than just a saying. It’s a way of life… A mindset. Are we born with it or is it a learned behavior? This I’m not sure of. Some say, “you just gotta learn when to quit”. I’ve heard that a lot in my lifetime. I’m 50 now and I still haven’t learned it…lol Sometimes it’s a curse as it woud be so much easier to quit and save myself some of the stress and grief I put myself through. Other times it’s a blessing when I FINALLY accomplish what I set out to do.
This book project is certainly one of those times. As it turns out, writing was the easy part. Preparing to share it with the world has been utterly exhausting. I have spent hundreds of hours over the past few months at this computer learning about building websites, formatting documents, converting computer files from one version to another. Meanwhile putting the word out and being overwhelmed and incredibly humbled by the support I’ve received from total strangers from around the globe.
I’ve already done two interviews and have several more lined up once I have a confirmed release date, which I pray I will know very soon. As it turns out, getting hurt on the job in March was a Blessing in disguise. It’s given me the time to focus on this and I feel as though I’ve learned a whole new trade. It’s also taught me there isn’t enough money in the world to work in the IT field, so for you computer geniouses out there?? God Bess ya! Someone’s gotta do it. LOL
So, with that said, I’m glad I’m not a quitter, even though it’s cost me a ton of sleep over the past few weeks. I can only pray that tonight I got it right and I will receive a positive reply from the publishing/printing company letting me know we can finally move forward.
To my dearest daughter, I’m sorry I’ve been such a pain in the butt and I’m sorry you’re tired of hearing about each hurdle I’ve had to learn to jump. I promise it’ll be worth it when it’s all done. Always remember, the best things in life don’t come easy… they come with hard work. Otherwise, nothing would have value and what kind of a world would that be to live in?
God Willing, come November, when it’s time to celebrate the book release, we will do it right!