Writing My Way

A dream was born.
I was going to publish!
And a book no less.
But where to begin?

Good question I thought.
The hours spent on Google
enough to make me weep.
I didn’t sign up for this!

At last, I was ready –
or so I surmised.
Using one online service,
then another –

only to start again.
Third time’s a charm they say!
So I dove right in
and got back to work.

More hours on my laptop
jumping hurdles one by one.
At last, it seemed
my book was done.

Ah – the joy!
The hours worth their weight in gold.
But then came the “look inside”.
My baby a mess inside its pages!

What to do next?
I raised my arms,
about to give up.
The matter out of my hands.

But it gnawed at my brain.
My baby deserved the best.
The hours spent on Google
enough to make me weep.

At last, I had an idea!
The answer so simple.
So I dove right in
and got back to work.

The hours worth their weight in gold –
my baby was perfect.
Ah – the joy!
My dream complete, and I weep.

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As I’ve probably mentioned in an earlier post, my book looked as formatted on a Kindle, but I wasn’t happy with the “look inside” feature on amazon. At first, I was prepared to accept it – figuring there wasn’t much I could do about it. However, I’ve never been one to give up. So, I decided to see if it could actually be fixed. I’m happy to say that the “look inside” now looks great.

To celebrate, I thought I’d share a fun and whimsical poem. Until next time, be kind to yourself.

Finding Their Way Home – Kindle Edition

Finding Their Way Home – Paperback

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2 Responses

  1. WaltPage says:

    Makes me wonder if I really want to do a book 😊

    • CyberneticBlonde says:

      It should be easier the second time around. The first time required a huge learning curve. It was worth it though, Walt. 🙂 Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, my friend!

Your beautiful words always give me reason to smile.

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