The definition of progress = to move forward, to develop to a higher, better, or more advanced stage. (Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary)
I claim this for me today. My Amazon application for publishing has been accepted and should be up and running later today. It is quite an exciting feeling. A sense of accomplishment after months of hard work. The reward for great effort.
There were times I wanted to throw my manuscript out the window. I got so sick and tired of reading it. But, of course, I persevered and now I can see the results.
I began a second book after writing a children’s story and compiling a book of devotionals, but chose to leave it ‘on the back burner’. Writing is exhausting. No, that is not true, writing is fun and can be cathartic in many ways; it is the editing that is exhausting. So, anyone who is struggling through the editing of their work – soldier on, because all your effort will be rewarded.
http://smashwords.com/books/view/308936 for A Stolen Childhood, Eleanor’s Story
amazon – stay tuned………………………………………………..
Today, I can relax – just a little – knowing that yesterday ended with my accomplishing a great deal.
I am learning more and more about the technology I need to access, and use, in order to publish an e-book.
I am NOT a techy-person and so, having to download and use e-book previewers to look at my book through an e-reader’s eyes, is a whole new step for me.
Yesterday, I came to the end of my day drained and tired. My eyes thought I was deliberately overworking them. Actually, I was. I wanted to achieve one more new step, towards publishing.
Today, I sat in front of my computer, saw the link to download an e-book previewer and downloaded it. Yesterday, I was too tired to even want to think about that step. Now I am ready for what comes next. I like being here.
I’ve learned that nothing good comes to you without effort on your part. Perseverance pays off with outstanding results when you choose to not give up.
So, regardless, of the cold outside; here in my office I am exactly where I need to be, as far as progression towards publication is concerned.
Have a blessed weekend.