I wonder if anyone else would do what I did. Actually, even I am stunned by my actions. Usually a cautious person, weighing the pros and cons, sometimes, however, I do things on the spur of the moment.
So it was this time. No research. No thinking things through. No consultation with fellow writers.
I was simply seized with panic.
Two years ago I lost my childhood friend and my cousin, and a high school friend and another cousin a year ago. It occurred to me that there wasn’t much time left.
Panic beyond belief. I was dying tomorrow. Something had to be done very quickly. A book of my poetry would be something to remember me by: something spiritual to pass on to my offspring.
Then Xlibris appeared on Facebook. I think it was Facebook, I can’t remember exactly. Talk about memory loss.
Panic. More and more panic.
I looked up Xlibris on the internet, registering my interest.
The next morning I got a phone call, you guessed it, from Xlibris, offering me a deal, a kind of De Lux package, which I politely declined. I knew what I wanted, just a Basic package with a possibility to include up to 25 photos. That deal was agreed to there and then, on the spot, on the phone, and within three days the agreement with Xlibris to publish my book was signed by me.
So here I am working on this project, thrown in at the deep end.
I’m planning to have the manuscript ready for submission by September.
You may call me crazy, I don’t mind.
But, please, wish me luck!
© 2014 Irina Dimitric