Well, I did it. The book is finished. Lilian Baker Carlisle: Vermont Historian, Burlington Treasure -- A Scrapbook Memoir is, finally, gosh-darn really real! I truly didn't believe it was real until the moment I first held it in my hands at the book launch. It's always just been a one-dimensional design on the computer, even … Continue reading Path to Publication, pt 18: Book Launch!
What is it ABOUT? It's been almost exactly a year since my graduate thesis and creative project was approved by my advisors. It has had time to mellow. Or ferment? Was I afraid it had fermented so much that it would explode when I took it from its box buried in the closet? What on earth … Continue reading The Path to Publication, part 7: Brewing questions
"What do I really want to do?" I asked my journal. "Finish your book!" it replied. "Yes," I exhaled in recognition of Truth. "I do want to do that." The Universe said, "OK, then!" And the Serendipities and Synchronicities began. Within hours, two conferences popped up in my Facebook feed, one weekend-long one dedicated specifically … Continue reading A Path to Publication, part 2: When the time is right
You know what scares me? Publishing my book. No, let me rephrase that. You know what DID scare me? Yup, until a week ago, the idea of going through the process of getting my book published gave me chills. It seemed a Mount Everest of Unknowns, with only the guarantee of the frost-bite of Rejection … Continue reading A Path to Publication, part 1: It isn’t about publication