Headers….?

Good morning world!

I have put R&R aside until I get a clear head, I’m “fighting” with the headers for the pages – can’t remember what I did to format SS and it won’t cooperate with me to have the title on one side and the AUTHOR(!!!!!) name on the other… FEAR NOT… I WILL MASTER THIS!┬á ­čÖé ┬áMy goal is to upload the proof before I go to bed on Sunday, and those stinkin’ headers are the only thing holding me back. I remember it was about 5 days until I received the printed proof back and then about a week to go through it to send off again. Once the second proof came back it was about a week and I hit SUBMIT one more time…

So……. maybe Gene’s wish to upload the by my birthday will happen!

As I wait to figure out the header ‘issue’ I am NOT doing NOTHING. I am working on Book Two!

Just wanted to check in – Happy Friday friends!

Love, Barbara

Workin’ for the weekend…

Yeah, yeah, yeah….

The job, too…
BUT…
My goal is to have Rock and Roll ready to send for proof copy by Sunday afternoon….

IT CAN HAPPEN!

It’s not the finished book – the story is DONE, and the cover is in the thought process, (I picked a ‘canned cover’ to git’r’done) and I’m gonna have another set of eyes look it over, but I want a copy in my hand so I can look at it in book format and check to see if I missed anything – plus, I CAN’T WAIT TO HOLD THE FIRST PRINTED COPY IN MY HANDS!!!

Next goal is to meet Geno’s timeline wish… to have the book ready to send for finished product printing by my birthday (7/13).

IT CAN HAPPEN!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahvSgFHzJIc

There are a few formatting things that I have to go back and look at Sweet Surrender to see how I did it (‘cuz I’m old and I can’t remember!).

I’m signing off everything for the night… hoping that I can turn my brain off and sleep tonight… Andy has kept me awake… HA!

Thanks for taking the ride with me!

Love, Barbara

‘The rest is still unwritten…’

Formatting is the next step – I’ve made it that far…

Rock and Roll’s words are written; typed, in order, read, re-read, and read again… checked,challenged, thought over, pondered’pon and re-thought….

And I believe that I’ve done all I’m going to do… The next step is to upload – soon.

I have to confess, there are emotions I didn’t realize would come with ‘The End’.. but really this is only the beginning – ┬ábook one of a trilogy….

I feel relief, but there is sadness that I never expected… I’ve traveled this journey with Andy and Bethy for so long that I will miss them… I love them, and I hope that you will, too, when I ‘officially’ introduce them to you. I hope that Andy still wakes me up in the middle of the night – encouraging me to go on…

I feel fear, too, iced with the same ‘WHAT IF’ thoughts I had with Sweet Surrender. But this one is better. I’ve got a lot more than 30 days invested in this story – more time, but this one is my heart… Gene said finishing it and letting go is like a child leaving home – I can only hope that I put enough into it to carry it forward.

There are other stories to tell, some I’ve already begun, some are scribbles on paper waiting to become a story, some are stories that have a beginning and end – a middle needs to be filled in…

┬á‘Unwritten’ – I love that song…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twzYm–XU5c

‘No one else can speak the words on your lips. Drench yourself in words unspoken. Live your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten.
Natasha Bedingfield’

I’m not a plotter, I didn’t plan ANY of this, it’s all been an unexpected surprise…

Everyone does what they do in their own way. I am a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda girl, but I discovered that I’m a writer – an AUTHOR – and I LOVE IT…

Thank you for traveling this far with me, for believing in me, for giving me a chance…

Love, Barbara

I can’t tell you why….

It’s been a burning question…

Now even I know the answer!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngVJt4dQ80I

The “WHY” has now been addressed – one unstuck closer to Rock and Roll’s completion… (Yay!)

(one unstuck to go!!)

Thank you to ALL my challengers….

Short and sweet…

Have a good day peeps!

Love, Barbara

Another day…

June first – where in the heck have the last five months gone…

I’ve felt kinda puny – some kinda stomach thing, and I have to share (because it made me LOL) a note from my good friend Wanda:

“I hope you feel better. Rest this morning, but finish that book this afternoon! You can still type on the toilet – no excuses.”

­čÖé ┬á┬áThat was funny, I don’t care who you are!

I’m at a stopping place… my beta readers are at the end and working hard to get the last ┬áchallenges, edits and corrections to me… IT’S GETTING CLOSER….. Hopefully my artistic friend is seeing what a cover will look like. I’m not so good with that, I can tell you the story, but I really can’t visualize what the cover should look like… I have one piece that I need to send so she can see something I would like to work into the cover, or the back some way , some how…┬áBut when I have all the upgrades I will submit with some kind of cover just to upload it!!!

I have to tell you, I am so excited to share R&R with you. It’s been part of me for so long…

(And as soon as I get it uploaded, I will restart the second book in the trilogy – I’ve been ┬áthinking about it and I’ve got the story done – I know how it starts, how I get it to the end, and how it ends, but I’ve got some clean-up to do before I progress to the next step…

Must get moving…

Have a beautiful day!

Love, Barbara