Almost There…

Last post was a piecing together of various tidbits I added to the Final Draft of my book, “Inheritances: What we Gain when we Lose”.

This week, the manuscript will be placed in the hands of three who have offered to take up red-pencil duties, fight the battle against improper punctuation, grammar and those nasty little typos that seem far higher in number since my stroke.

I almost, but not quite, feel sorry for these three angels – they have their work cut out for them, as I tend to write just as if I’m chatting on the phone with a friend – – not always the best approach for flawless grammar.

Nevertheless, there is such a deep, feeling of contentment today – To have made this journey and now, to be nearly ready for my “baby” to be introduced to the world.

I’m almost there.


Inheritances is the a compilation of the words I needed when my life was turned upside down by loss after loss.  When I lay awake at 3:00 a.m., wondering how this all could have happened and just what, was I going to do about it?  Could do about it? Had the will and energy to do about it?

When the dark before the dawn blinded my eyes, stifled my soul and seemed bent on suffocating my spirit.

A tale of what can happen when you walk through your adjustment (grief) phase after losing – a musing of the gems gained along the way.

It contains every story I invented for  myself on the days I wanted to lay down and give up.  The ones that came true and the ones I still hope for.

A little messenger to whisper, “It’s okay  – that’s normal – you will make it through if only you hang on.”


Last night, while re-acquainting myself with Amazon self-publishing accounts and how-to’s, I failed to find how to add a ‘coupon code’ for my new release.

Yes, it may be there, but after a long day and blurry eyes, I finally trundled off to bed, to solve the problem while I slept…

For you see, I do not wish for my WordPress Brethren to pay what the masses do – nope – I want a ‘special deal’ for here…

And so, after looking at a myriad of possibilities, I’m taking the quick and easy way out –

I’m offering my book here, as advanced copy form, for 41% off what it will be listed at Amazon, come June 1st. ($2.35 instead of $3.99)

The advanced copies will also be delivered prior to the debut date of Amazon publication.

Just so, if it becomes popular, you can say you got it a full week before everyone else did…Shallow I know, but all in good fun.



8 thoughts on “Almost There…”

  1. how exciting to have your book coming out!! I love the title, I created a support group that I co-led for a couple years for people with chronic mental health challenges on grief and loss. As the group evolved, my colleague suggested we incorporate the notion that we can gain form every loss. This concept was very well received and I work with it in my own life. Later this special K commercial started running ” What do you gain when you lose?”. That ad always reminds me of the implied lesson. Your post served as another reminder. thank you

    in light, linda


    1. Hmmm… haven’t watched regular TV in years – may need to rethink the subtitle, so as not to get any letters from special K… 🙂
      Yes, the concept is such a great one – and not by any means new – for years I’ve put off doing anything with this manuscript, as I thought, “Why bother? This theme is already out there – why reinvent the wheel?”
      But then I realized that during my life, I had been introduced to different concepts many times, but for some reason, once a particular author/speaker said it in just that certain way, it really struck home for me and made a difference in my life once I saw it in that particular light – so I just decided to go for it! 🙂

      I admire your work – after my son died, several folks invited me to various support groups that had helped them, but that atmosphere just never brought me any comfort. I’d listen to every one else’s story and think, “Wow! mine’s not so bad.” and shut up and go home – – and write what I needed to hear… LOL

      So I guess, in a way, I’m hoping this will be helpful for those who haven’t found the support they needed in other ways…

      Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment!


  2. Haha – I love this – creating a book is like giving birth to a child, and releasing it into the world. Connecting it to the people who will cherish it, and help it grow in receptive minds. I have a whole stack of laundry to catch up on now that my colouring book is out of the way! The final push started at 4am and I haven’t got to sleep yet. Must go do that, or it just won’t happen! (1:04am!) Seeyou, and thanks for the conversation! I am bookmarked to visit again sometime. 🙂


    1. It was great about an hour ago – now, the adrenaline is leaving, my kitchen is still a mess, the lawn still needs mowed and water-hog purple flowers still need pulled…

      In the words of Scarlett O’Hara – “I’ll think about that tomorrow”

      LOL – This last push has drained me – thinking maybe tomorrow will be a “Day Off” 🙂


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