Dear Friends and Supporters (I repeat myself),
Thank YOU for your endless support of this children’s book venture. ‘The Continuing Story of the Princess and that Pesky Pea’ is a dream becoming reality. Today I began finalizing details with the printer and started the process of acquiring the ISBN and barcode for the book. Do you know what this means? It’s REAL! After everything-the blood (okay, not so much of that), the sweat (there was some of that) AND the tears (LOTS of those) we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
To all those who’ve pre-ordered the book, a MILLION heart-shaped, candy coated pounds of gratitude to YOU! Your contribution gave us the momentum we needed to nudge this project along. Plus, you’ve taken so much fear out of the first time self-publishing experience. The fact that you’ve believed enough in the quality of this book has given me the confidence to put it out there for the masses.
I’m grateful for your patience with the time frame of this production. We were hoping for it to be completed a few months ago and have it available for the Christmas season. However early in the illustrating process it became clear the feel of the pictures wasn’t quite right. I credit our fearless illustrator with recognizing this and changing course. My dear friend Heather reminded me that it is better to wait for the perfect product than to hurry the process and miss the mark.
Also, I appreciate the patience of our Facebook followers. Due to unforeseen and separate medical episodes affecting our illustrator and myself and my family, production slowed for a bit. This also meant I did not write a newsletter or do our monthly drawing for November. For this, I apologize.
We will be sending out a newsletter in December. BUT in lieu of our monthly drawing, we’ve come up with a way to express our appreciation to all those who’ve pre-ordered books. As a gift to you, we will be sending your way, a print without text. If there is a particular page or segment that has delighted you, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
Lastly, we are determined to do our own marketing and sale promoting. Above all, we want to share this story and its continuations with our loved ones. If you would enjoy a private or public reading, I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to do one for you. If you are willing to host an event, please let me know. I would be honored to share it in such a setting.
I am fully aware this opportunity would not be available without your contributions. In this season of reflecting our blessings, I’m deeply aware and grateful for you. I truly, truly hope you enjoy my offering. I comes for a place of love, happiness and a determination to make this world a little more joyful
PS. For those who would still like to pre-order a book, go here.