I have 3 Chapters written for my new book and started on the 4th but still need to get them to my Daughter Nellie (we will be sharing on Google documents) for her to use her writing skills to re write them for me. I went through my books and found one of my favorites written by Robert Leeds (books about Dogs) and after doing a lot of research I was able to find a phone number.... sooo I thought I would try and call it and I got very Lucky....He answered.
After 33 minutes I was able to gather quite a bit of information and help (I call him another one of my Angels on Earth)
I visited his Pet Motel in Lincolnshire,IL in 1992 and he took me on a tour and then he gave me 2 autographed copies of the books he had written at that time. He has written more since then which I will be buying soon.
That same day I gave him an autographed copy of the cook book my DD and I had published that year. Well...he did remember me even though he is in his late 70's now and having problems with his short term memory.
We discussed my new story and he gave me some good info on where to go and find a publisher. We also discussed my cook book and I told him I was planning on doing a second edition..That is when he got excited and told me that Cook Books (recipes) were the number 1 sellers. He said I should just go ahead and finish the second edition and then I would be a successful publisher.
He told me who to contact and also told me I may have to do it many times to get a publisher to publish it.
Well since I am not a patient person I have decided to do the second edition myself and then try and find an agent. As you can see in the photo on here I do have quite a few ready to finish so I might as well just finish them with a few tweaks here and there.
So today (and probably for the rest of the week) I will be mailing out letters to some more celebrities. I am positive I will obtain enough to get my second edition finished.
I have a new goal and some of you may think I am crazy but the new goal is to move back up to N IL where my family and friends are.
I still have NO friends to speak of here and there are issues with this house....Wet basement and causing mold that even comes up in our kitchen cabinets. I also have a lot of Dust coming in from somewhere and I know it is sucking it from outside and through every crack in the house and furnace vents. I have the BEST LL there ever was but I really need to be closer to friends and family. If ANYTHING ever happened to Billy .. I would not have to help with all the things he does (which is way more than most DH do on a daily basis ) I would not have help from anyone.
I do not wish to live next door to any of my kids but 30 min to an hour would make me feel better than 4+ hours away.
With that being said I have set my goals for moving this July and I will have to be able to raise the funds once again for a U Haul and other expenses and the sales from the cook book will help. I do have tons of ways to promote it.
I will also be going through the MANY bins of my hand made items and will be listing them for cost or less and that will help with more income plus lighten the load.
So now that I have told you all about my goals please leave a comment with any other ideas you may know of and maybe just some encouragement.
Thank you to all of you that have read this very long post :)