Disappointments and New Beginnings - A Book Writer's Life

So it looks like my memoir won't be published traditionally.

It's a lot to take in a year and a half of hard knocks. Do I self-publish? Do I give up? Do I write pieces of it as articles and hope an editor/publisher somewhere reads it and has to publish it?

I've played this game before. I have a computer full of unpublished book manuscripts, mostly for children's picture books, that ranged from close, not at all, and made it to the last round before being cut. The publishing industry has narrowed to celebrities and those with big platforms. I'm old school; I read old school. I'm not sure I'm cut out for an industry that likes the writing but doesn't see enough profit.

While the new year approaches, I'll decide whether to let old dogs lie or cut all ties with my writing past or publish it in some form or other. It truly is the best writing I've ever done. It deserves to see the light of Kindle and Nook and hardback....A decision another time.

How about you? What do you have to let go of? What will you drag kicking and screaming into 2015?


The carbon monoxide poisoning started in Sept 2013.

It's been a long year. I had to cut my adventures and my blogging short due to the many setbacks I've had in 2014.

I'm grateful it didn't kill me. Luckily we caught it 13 months later when the heating element's crack was discovered by the HVAC guy. It was a close call for me and the dog, who stayed at home all day, especially with the neck and shoulder re-injury and rehabilitation that added to my time at home.

Now it's up to me to get back to a healthy life.

That means rebuilding my injury sites with intense  45 minute to 1.5 hours of daily physical therapy, so that I can get strong enough to get back to a regular exercise routine.

And it means dumping this extra weight which helped me hold onto enough oxygen to keep me alive.

If you'd like to join me, I'm doing Colette Baron-Reid's Energetix Lite course. 

If you join, let me know (walks.in.spirit.llc@gmail.com). Maybe we can partner up. 


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to You All!

May your days be merry and bright, and at least a few of your most heartfelt wishes come true!

aka GGG
aka Donna Lynn of Walks In Spirit, LLC (www.facebook.com/walksinspiritllc)