Have you noticed that your mate is getting crazier and crazier as he ages? Have you realized that you are running low on patience for their nuttiness? My husband truly believes that MY book RAGING AGAINST AGING is all about HIM! He tells everyone, and believes it, that the funniest parts in the book are about HIM. Well, it is true the book is A LOT about our relationship. It is true that SOME of the parts about him are funny. HOWEVER, I guarantee some of the funniest parts are NOT about him – but they do come out of MY brain and mouth!
I check the stats from time to time. To date 2,109 people have tapped into this blog site. That does not mean they follow my blogs religiously. That does not mean they found what they were looking for. But these stats are what encouraged me to take my blogs and expand them till they became chapters, till they grew into a small little book that you can tuck in your bag and read a whole chapter or two while waiting in the doctor’s office. Does this mean that 2,109 people will buy my book? I am not naive but I sure hope so. So my book is at the publishers…I will get an actual book to proof in two weeks or so and then I will have a date when it will be out on Amazon and Kindle. Thank you to all 2,109 people whoever your are, wherever you are, for encouraging me to go on this journey.
In my book, RAGING AGAINST AGING, I wrote about the artist Bonnard who was caught touching up his own painting in the Louvre. He was escorted out by security guards, his paints and brushes in hand. I cannot believe that I am still finding mistakes – fewer and less glaring – but mistakes, nonetheless. I had my piece edited by the author Sherry Suib Cohen, by two friends, my brother-in-law, and twice by my daughter. I myself have edited my 140 page book at least 12 times. A close friend, who was a professional book editor her entire life, edited it yet again and made 1,055 comments. I accepted 98% of her suggestions. And yet, I am still finding mistakes. I left out a space after a period. I forgot to add the “s” for a plural. I used the past perfect instead of the simple past.
I don’t remember finding obvious mistakes in any of the books I read as a child. And I read MANY, MANY books. But just two weeks ago, CNN had a headline that read”WEEK Earnings…”
So, exactly when will my book be ready for publication?