Since I have been through the process (fire) of publishing a book, I want to reach out to writers working on a manuscript, and encourage them to push through the writers block, accept the enormous amount of time it will take you to work with an editor to make your manuscript the best it can be, and the gigantic amount of time it will take you to research, submit and wait to hear, if you ever do, from the publishers, small presses, and literary agents who received your submission. (If you choose to go the traditional route)
Over the seven years of writing and producing a book, I always reminded myself, or my hubby did, “Therese, you have never done this before, so you must be patient and learn along the way”.
So, the bottom line is, DO NOT GIVE UP. MAKE YOUR DREAM COME TRUE! No one said it was going to be easy. http://elitedaily.com/money/entrepreneurship/6-reasons-you-should-never-give-up-on-your-dreams/
When I finally held the finished product, book, in my hands, I was filled with pride, and, the joy of success was sweet. And, I was pleased that I had produced something that will inspire readers and that a little piece of me will remain beyond my lifetime.
Therese’s memoir/nonfiction book, Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s, is available on her author website: http://www.theresecrutchermarin.com & on Amazon, B&N, & in Kindle, Kobo, Nook, iBooks file. 100% of the proceeds from the book is being donated to Huntington’s organizations around the world.