Many of you are aware of my new life as an author..
Well, its not easy, and I have been lazy.
So what does that mean?
Well I am suppose to be out there and in everyone's face to sell my book.
How hard is that you may say? Well,for me, it is.
I prefer to let it sell itself.
Yet how can it, if people don't know about it? Those of you who are closest to me, do know. I have it on Facebook and I have an Author Blog, and a website.
I am not the worlds best writer, neither have I the greatest imagination nor am I able to come up with the most vivid descriptions that spellbind!
When I was a child and then later a teenager in school, my report always read.
"Crystal could do a lot better if she applied herself."
I hated my mother reading those words as I always felt I did do my best. Mum usually said nothing and just looked at me for ages.
Many many years later at University, I did an excellent assignment presentation in front of my class.
My professor smiled when I was finished and congratulated me on what she said, was a perfect job.
Then, I was told my mark was to be, 18/20. BECAUSE, there was no such thing as a perfect mark? What?
However, at the completion of my Post Graduate in Mental Health, I was given the perfect score of 7/7.
How I would have loved my mother to see that.
Even though mum is still with me, and lately turned ninety four, I have never told her.
Somehow, its just not important any more.
Mum pictured at "The Abbey." that overlooks a garden with St Francis of Assi and his animals.
What has been important was my writing a published book. For this was... my mothers own dream.
Mum worked almost all of her life and has done much for her five children.
Yet her one desire of becoming a journalist or author never came to fruition.
When I told her I would write a book, she was over the moon and gave every encouragement.
Then she would phone me to ask, "is it finished yet?"
Then, "when will I see it?"
Now she has that promised work proudly at her bedside.
Since she is legally blind and unable to read, she relies on someone to do this for her, one chapter at a time.
Her question to me now is, "is it selling? How many have been sold?"
She may be in her nineties, but I can't keep up with her.
Since I do now have a special Blog for the book I would so love you to venture there and leave your Mark.
Even if you have already read the book, I would love you to visit, if only for once.
And thank you for being my friends...
I have a world full of Blogging mates I have never met in person but still hold dear to my heart.
God Bless you all. http://crystalmaryauthor.blogspot.com.au/
Monday, March 26, 2012
Getting There as a New Author
A would-be Author since 2012 and retired Specialist Registered Nurse. I reside in sub-tropical Queensland, Australia, with my American husband Raymond and our two little dogs. Late in 2008 I began to explore and enjoy the realm of creative writing. This is something which has always been an interest yet until now,I haven't found time to indulge. God is the cornerstone of my home and heart. He is my life and my breath, for without Him I am nothing. My desire is to edify His existance in my daily walk through life. To inspire and encourage the broken hearted. And to assist in the knowledge that EVERYTHING has a reason and a purpose under the Heavens. We are reminded through our faith in Jesus that He will, "Turn our Mourning into Dancing and our Sorrow into Joy." Psalms 30:11. Having personally experienced tough times I know, there is truely no gain without pain. B.N (Aus) B.S.N (U.S.A) Bible College Graduate. Lover of People. WORK PLACE HISTORY... 1. South Western Sydney Area Health, 2. Queensland Health, 3. ROGERSVILLE, TENESSEE with Amedysis Home Health.