Writing means more to me now

I was asleep in my bed when at 2.10 am I get a phone call. Not thinking clearly I just answered it. No thought of a serious accident by any member of my family – just the fact that the phone was ringing and I needed to answer it.
It was a woman advising me that she had been assigned to publish my book. Hello? Get clear here Kris, what the hell was she talking about. A few minutes later it was made clear that I sent a whole heap of feelers out on the net to publishing houses in an attempt to get published.
I didn’t send any information just an email. This woman rings me from England out of the blue. She was telling me she would be there during the whole process to which I asked what process? “Writing your book?” I said “which one?” I’ve written over 10 stories and I just sent emails to learn more.
She finally told me she would send me an email and call again in a couple of hours. What? First she didn’t realise the time difference? And second why publish a book you know nothing about?
OK so here I am. I’ve been given the opportunity to have my work published. Great! Then I get the email and check out the website. Oh dear! There are a range of packages you can buy to organise to have your work published. The cheapest? $760.00 (probably US or worse yet Pounds) so thanks for the opportunity but no thanks I emailed.

Don’t get me wrong I’m not upset. If someone rings you at 2.10 am and says they’re publishing your work I’ll take that as a sign that I’m going to get published. I just think that I should go to a publisher closer to home or even put my work on the net first to see if anyone is interested in reading my kind of story.

This is an opportunity for me to get my work out there and for that I am truly grateful.


About daysnet

I am having the best time of my life. I'm 50 plus, divorced, two grown children and just the opportunity to have a life after so many years of scrimping and saving is well worth the time it took to get here. I have a fantastic family with great family values and spending time alone is certainly something I enjoy which a lot of people find difficult to handle. I was born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and cannot imagine living anywhere else. Strangely I don't like to travel and have no plans to do that in the future - I say strangely because so many people can't understand this, wanting to travel and experience other cultures - not on my agenda. What do I want to do? I have my new house and am enjoying making it my own but now I am looking for the right job for me after 10 years of being "just a receptionist". I don't want to be "JUST" anything anymore. I would like a job that helps me grow personally, something that encourages me to learn but also where I can be creative and people appreciate me. I want, I want, I want but really I need to know that I am comfortable in my own skin and my life means something to me. My motto is ... "People may forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" I've had many people who I can't even remember their names tell me that I made them feel good and for that I am truly grateful. I have become an avid reader of Rhonda Byrne's 'THE SECRET', "THE POWER" & now 'THE MAGIC". Whether you believe or think it's a load of @#$!@ - I do know that it works for me and my life and I am all the better for it. You can't go wrong when you just learn to say "thank you".
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