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May 2019 Update

May 2019 Update

Hello and welcome to new subscribers!

Everyday life, travels, and responsibilities sometimes consume all space and time. April was that way for me. My book had to be put to the side with a promise to come back to it soon. In my head, words kept swirling around waiting to be spilled on paper.  In my heart, an occasional nudge and a whisper: “when?”

Yesterday I completed the last chapter of the book as I had planned to write it. But one never knows where a book may lead you. A little voice from inside keeps telling that there are still perhaps two or three more chapters to write.  So, on with the writing…

Wishing you well
Yolande

April 2019 Update

April 2019 Update

Happy spring everyone!

On the first day of spring, the winners of the Hay House Writer’s Workshop Contest were announced. If you log on to the Hay House Face book page you will be able to read about the winning proposals. My book was not chosen. Was I disappointed? A little, I could have used the support. However, I am confident that they chose well. I believe that my book, as it was presented, was not yet meant to go out into the world.

Now, I need to move on to « plan B ». I have only one chapter left to write in the book as I had planned it. Then, the first draft will be complete. My plan was to submit a second proposal to another publishing company as soon as possible. But lately, I feel inspired to continue writing. Perhaps the book is not yet complete. So, I will continue to write and see what happens. I have also signed up for more workshops in May and June. I am really happy about this; I still have much to learn.

Thank you for being with me on this journey,

Yolande

March 2019 Update

March 2019 Update

Welcome everyone!

Writing this book is giving me great joy. I love to write with pen and paper. Every time a new thought or idea about my book crosses my mind, I write it down. Sometimes, a whole chapter will come to me and I can write the first draft from start to finish.  Other times, it will be given in short blurbs… a thought, an insight, a feeling that I jot down in my journal. Then suddenly, I am inspired to read parts and pieces of what I have written. It is almost like walking through a field and picking flowers. I gather them, arrange them to see how they best fit together, and then another chapter is revealed.

This is the month where the winner of the Hay House Writers Workshop contest will be chosen. The announcement will be made on March 21 on the Hay House Face book page. There are three prizes to be won. One winner will get a contract to have their book published by Hay House. The second and third prizes are publishing packages from Balboa press. I feel grateful to have the opportunity to participate in this contest. Regardless of whether I get one of these prizes or not, I am a winner! Writing this book at this time in my life is a priceless gift!

Thank you for your interest.
Yolande

 

February  2019 Update

February 2019 Update

Welcome and thank you to all new subscribers.
 
I want to thank all of you for your interest in my book. I am enjoying writing it. I compare it to traveling. It is like a journey where I go from chapter to chapter and discover the hidden treasures that each reveals. I learn, I grow, and I transform, never to be the same as before. It is an inside journey rather than traveling to a physical destination!
 
This month, I am considering sending in a another proposal to a second publisher.  Preparing a book proposal requires much time and attention. However, I still continue to write and work on my book.
 
 
Thank you for your support.
Yolande
May 2019 Update

January 2019

In May 2018, when I said yes to writing a book, I knew I had a story to share but also much to learn! I started by attending a 2-day Writer’s Workshop with Hay House, my favourite publishing company. As a participant of the workshop, I was also given the privilege of submitting a Book Proposal to win a publishing contract with Hay House. Immediately, I started writing my book!  After writing several chapters and a rough draft for the remaining chapters, I completed my proposal. It was submitted at the beginning of December. The winner will be announced on March 21 2019.  In the meantime I continue to write.

Periodically, I will send messages to keep you posted on the progress of my book until it is published.