After going through this process which took me 10 years to figure out and fight with, I am relieved. It is done. I wrote my first book. In the beginning, I was full of energy. I made a lot of changes, experimented with a variety of ideas and then somewhere around the middle, I began to second-guess and weaken until finally, at the end, I was able to ask for help, and work really hard to get the finished product out.
My heartfelt thanks have to go to Rachel and Julia who answered my first “cry for editing help” email; then to Melanie who took up the next wave of editing; and finally to Briony who taught me the importance of the Oxford comma. These ladies gave me copious notes, found inconsistencies, asked questions and reassured me that what I had to say – mattered.
I want to also thank the writers groups I attended from Chico, California to Chiang Mai, Thailand. And my friend JP who has been a constant earful telling me that I am talented and I am good. Even though writing is a solitary act, I’m grateful for my friends who gave me feedback and encouraged me along the way. I’m also grateful for those who engaged me on my blog or emailed regarding their own “Waldorf story”.
Eric has also been a great big blessing. He’s an artist, but not a graphic designer and so we slogged through the book cover creating process together and I will be eternally grateful for his patience and willingness to work on something new and help me with a book cover that I feel quite pleased about. It’s beautiful. Thank you, Eric.
the missing teacher will be free on Kindle (you don’t have to have a Kindle, you can still go to the link and get a free app to read it) from the 21st to the 25th (Wed to Sun, Pacific Standard Time), simply because I want you to read it, share it and hopefully find it meaningful enough to write an honest review on Amazon or Goodreads.
It is also available in print through Amazon, and I’ve also done a recording of the book as well. Ye-ah. It’s over 6 hours long. But I love audiobooks, so I just had to do it. I think I might put in on YouTube. #overachiever
Thank you. I’m so happy it’s done.