The waiting game
I have been a writer all my life. Now Im a Grandmother of (soon to be) 6 and have decided to get serious. (Only about my writing) My first book has been sent off to publishers for consideration and the wait is on. Actually, Ive been waiting for over a year already and Ive been learning a lot about the publishing world. As in….it’s TOUGH! In today’s economy, even book publishers are cutting back, not taking chances on unknowns. You cant really blame them.
In the meantime I have been blessed to be able to record a lullaby CD. My daughter talked me into this project…how could I say no to singing my grandchildren to sleep??? So it’s now done and out there to be marketed. I am waiting (againJ) to have CDBaby make them available for sale. Really, it should only be another few days and you will see me on their website…really. No more waiting.
And…in the meantime….while waiting….I have been developing a line of baby products to go with the CD. I will be doing a test of it’s popularity this coming weekend at a large arts and crafts sale in my town. Im hoping and praying for direction and some CASH to pay back my expenses on the CD.
So what is my point? Waiting….it’s never easy, especially when you get the nagging feeling that you are almost “over the hill”. I know you are never too old to chase your dreams…it just takes me longer to get off the finish line. And I have to not be discouraged by all the young ones passing me up!! I’ll get there eventually…don’t count me out yet. Im just “waiting”.