It’s been a really long time to write a blog post. I feel that I have missed this space to get cozy and share from my heart!
I have been busily consumed with my own self-development these days. For me, each day that I run my center, each person and situation that I meet, each challenge that I face (inside or outside), each choice that I make, are all part of cultivating my body, mind and spirit in some way. They are all opportunities to look at something, strengthen something, change something, awaken to something new. And it seems that recently, I have been quite consumed by this process and unable to digest it all in time to be ready to write a post when the small window of time available to write presents itself.
However, I wanted to make sure to take a moment to post an update regarding my book-happenings.
As many of you know, I had applied for the Hay House contest to try to win a publishing contract with Hay House, or at least a self-publishing package with Balboa Press. Thank you so much to all who supported me in that effort by submitting your emails and/or sharing ideas in various ways. I want you to know that I am grateful to each and every one of you.
I was notified on February 28th that I was not the winner of any of these prizes. I accepted this quickly, as I was truly just happy to complete my work of applying for the contest in 2016, and I knew that it meant that it is now time for me to make a decision about my next step.
I have been “chewing” on it for a while now. Still chewing, actually 🙂 Recently I was in Sedona at the Mago Garden Retreat Center, and the message to me while I was there was that I definitely need to proceed with the project, even if it’s just a slow plodding forward. I spoke with the woman who runs the publishing company for Ilchi Lee’s books here in America and her advice to me was, “Complete the manuscript first and send it to me and then I can give you a good recommendation.”
Soooo…… I think that’s what I’m going to do. Although the thought of it is quite daunting, and the energy in my life right now is not exactly flowing that way, I’m going to do it. I don’t know how long it’s going to take, but I’m going to do it.
I am going to use this as an opportunity to truly do it the way I want to do it, since I no longer have to worry about following any rules or guidelines that a publishing company might put on me. In my heart, I really have always wanted to write a book of vignettes and assorted pieces of prose poetry. So perhaps my book will come out that way, which makes my heart light up just imagining it.
I may end up going the e-book route, or there is a small possibility that I may do a kick starter to help me raise funds so that I can again try to self-publish with Balboa Press. Whatever it may be, I will keep you posted.
That’s the status for now. I wanted to share a simple update, as I had previously mentioned that I would know at the beginning of the year the results of the contest.
I also wanted to thank you again for your continued support, and I am open to hear any of your ideas or suggestions anytime. I may not always act on them, or act on them right away, but it’s good to plant the seed.
And, hopefully I will be back to writing a little more consistently in this blog. But, if not, good luck with all of your own self-development journeys in the meantime! Each time we change, grow, brighten, develop and awaken ourselves, we are creating more light and a brighter vibration for the planet. Never forget how important your choices are!
Blessings to all ~