So, I am officially an author now and this truly blows my mind. My first publication, Poetry Through Darkness, is at #25 in New Releases in Women’s Poetry right now. The paperback is out and available for order! The Kindle version will be available on January 1st.
I am going to do some giveaways next week so stay tuned for that! I am aware that self-publishing can start out as an uphill battle so I have realistic expectations despite my daydreaming about being a blockbuster novelist!
It’s funny how the compass of life changes direction sometimes without warning. It is important to embrace change because it really does come full blast once in a while! And sometimes if it doesn’t change, we have to change it.
In other news, I am currently volunteering on a ranch for abused farm animals. I saw a segment on 69 News and thought it would be cool to help out. This is something I would have never considered two or five years ago. But again, that compass of life… who the hell knows where it’s gonna take me? I love animals and it is an amazing experience.
I have also been doing a gratitude journal every day and that helps… a lot. I tend to get a little inside myself and snappy so keeping a list on my phone of things I am grateful for helps me rebalance and stop the negativity. I have the Penzu app and I can just go right to it in case I need to stop for a second and breathe!
So that is it, for now, friends. I am still writing poetry and sprucing up my novel to give back to my editor early next year.