Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Choose Love

Like many last week, I watched the Boston marathon tragedy unfold.  My book didn't seem all that important as I witnessed on television two apparent people full of hate with a disregard for human life, selfish, greedy and actively engaging in the promotion of bombs and arms intended to kill.  Sadly, they possess many of the same characteristics of our U.S. Congress.  To counter all that hate, I experienced a most beautiful 60th birthday party my family put together last weekend.  Wallowing in the love of friends and family, present and past, in the form of memories, cards and photos, I experienced a serious love hangover the day after.

But, I am back in business today and my book moves forward.  I approved the layout tonight and that leaves only the back cover graphics before going to the printer.  Right now my publishing team fights over which photo of me belongs in the book.  What a strange way to wrap up the journey.  I suspicion they'll compromise and I'll see what they agree to in the next day or two.

The next step will involve the printer creating a one-up proof copy.  I had to look that term up online and it means a real live book with "proof" printed on the last page.  Apparently those copies can become quite valuable when a book succeeds.  Of course, that's where my book is destined!  Once I approve the proof copy, production begins and I could have books in hand within seven or eight weeks.

My website nears inception where I will offer my book for sale through PayPal and credit cards.  These are crazy times with hate and love and trying to do the right thing.  Last August, my daughter got married and in my "father of the bride" speech, my message to the newlyweds was "choose love" and  my message remains the same today.             


  1. What a wonderful thing ... a love hangover.

  2. Why doesn't blogger have emoticons? I just want to stick smiley faces and hearts and thumbs up all over this!! Words just don't seem enough. Sooooo very happy for you!

  3. Love Hangover, that might be a good title for a book! You deserve all the love you can get and you might be getting more than you bargained for once your book is out.

  4. Thank you, all, for the kind words. Things are moving fast now and have me in a bit of a daze, but I always have more room for love.