There is something miraculous and special about holding a real book someone has written in your hand.
Honestly, I enjoy the ease of an ebook, kindle, nook, etc. Its just not the same as holding a real book. The feel of the cover, smell of the print and pages, the cover design and seeing words in actual print forming thoughts I can pause on, ponder, underline and then refer back to is much more satisfying to me.
I am fortunate to have experienced both. Last year I completed a manuscript for my book, “A Graceful Goodbye: A New Outlook on Death“, which then became an ebook on Amazon and reached #1 Best Selling ebook. I am now a #1 Best Selling Author! A feat and status I am proud of. My book is in the process of being published and will be in bookstores this January! Amazing!
This week, my chapter in a compilation book, “Shine Your Light:Powerful Practices for an Extraordinary Life” was launched and became a #1 Best Selling paperback book within 12 hours. I am now a #1 Best Selling Author of a paperback book. VERY EXCITING! To see my picture on the back cover, see my chapter, “Saying Goodbye Gracefully: A New Perspective on Death” in print with my name is incredible. And the bonus is, I am among other transformational inspirational authors, known nationally and internationally. We all have a special message to share.
Seeing my picture and name and chapter come to fruition is a feat in and of itself, and exhilarating. This is also a little scary. I can no longer hide……especially from myself. Holding this book helps me realize I do have a message to share, something important to say and now is the time to take action and move forward.
Writing; any type of writing, whether an article, blog, chapter or book is putting yourself in the world for other people to read what you have to say. Vulnerability comes into play and judgement. Being able to be vulnerable and not worry about what other people think is a humbling experience. I have learned a lot through these writing processes, mostly to stand tall and be seen and appreciate my accomplishments.
What are you most proud of yourself for?