Arriving soon, my very own children's book titled, Salon.
As you are aware, I have been posting about this journey that I have ventured on. A journey that has not been an easy one but, yet I carry on. I take it step by step each day and I stop to celebrate each achievement of which I am very proud.
Being a first-time author, I worked tirelessly trying to make everything perfect. I tried to get the illustration, words and the overall book perfect which resulted in constant revisions. It was endless! This continued, until recently after I read these words written by a book agent. Her advice, "stop trying to make it perfect already and finish the book.” Those words spoke profoundly to me. It stopped me in my tracks and put an end to my indecisiveness. It is time to send my book to be formatted then off to the printer.
I grew up in a country with a diverse and creative culture. My family lived in a small town. Mom, dad, and six siblings; four girls, and two boys. My family was not wealthy so certain things I went without during my childhood years. Because we did not have much financially, toys were not the #1 item on the shopping list. The lack of toys taught me and my siblings to be creative. We made our own toys and found ways to entertain ourselves.
Now an adult, I envisioned ways of showing my creativity but never thought it would become a reality. I loved the arts but never really had the drive to propel myself to live my dreams. A dream I like to call, 'GREATNESS.' I did not see myself as talented enough. After attending a wine and art class I had an epiphany that I could actually do this. I decided to take that leap of faith and unleashed my inner imagination. I decided to follow the voice that said, "you can," and to write a book; hence, say hello to, Salon!
Salon is a children's book that I have created for an age range eight to twelve year. A book that I have crafted from my childhood memories and intertwined with my four-year-old daughter's bubbly personality and ever-evolving imagination. It is a book that instills creativity and encourages us that it is okay to be different. It teaches us acceptance.
My wish is that once you have read Salon, you will experience that magical feeling of the story. And that you will experience the joy I felt bringing the story and character to life.
Keep an eye out for the sequel, Wish Upon a Doll.
"Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality." - Earl Nightingale