After a few unexpected delays and some procrastination on my part, my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself is at the printer! It was surprisingly difficult to send the manuscript to the printer. Despite the intensive editing and proofreading, I feared errors would still be found. It is amazing how that fear of imperfection can paralyze someone. When I realized I had written this book for readers and not for critics, it was easier to take a leap of faith and to take the next step.
Hitting the send button also meant my dream was over. For thirty years, I’ve been dreaming about and preparing for writing and publishing this book one day. Now that the book exists, I am without my dream, without my security blanket, and that is also surprisingly scary. Now what will be my guiding star? I guess it is now time for a new dream, although I have no clue at this point what it will be. But I can imagine God thinking, “Would you please hurry up and get that book printed so that I can plant this dream seed. If you thought writing your autobiography was big, you ain’t seen anything yet, girl!”
As of Tuesday, the books were printed, the covers were laminated, and they were scheduled for binding today! I will have actual books in my hand early next week! I think it will be a “fall on my knees” when the boxes arrive.
The next step is to get them out to readers so that the book can begin fulfilling its purpose. Visit my site at www.BooksbyGlenda.com to pre-order your copies. I will pop in them in the mail as soon as I receive them – just in time for Christmas giving!