Fulfilling feelings are the best words I can find at this moment to describe how I felt on Saturday as I shared the proof copy of “Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected” with the attendees of the monthly Colorado Independent Publishers Association meeting.
At each monthly meeting there is “Star Time” – the opportunity for authors to take the stage, with microphone in hand, and make announcements of book signings, accomplishments, new publications and the likes. I am usually the observer. My chance always comes each month when the associate service providers to the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) stand and give a short description of how their company serves the industry of independent publishing. That’s the group I am accustomed to standing along side.
Finally, this month, I was in both line-ups! As a newly published author and a service provider! Hard to describe my feelings of accomplishment! Yay!!!
Have you recently published a book and are looking for a little “star time?” There is nothing that says “STAR” better than winning a book award. The Colorado Independent Publishers Association is accepting non-member submissions to their annual book award contest, “The EVVYs.” For information on contest rules, and submission fees, please visit www.cipacatalog.com. You have until May 16th to submit! But don’t wait until the last minute!
This blog brought to you by www.AllThingsFulfilling.com. See you tomorrow – over the next two days I will be sharing stories that are just a little messy. But I may as well take ownership, they are part of my personal history and story.
Congratulations Sue!!! You so deserve these special moments!!!
Thanks so much Salley. Hope you are doing well. I know you are getting ready for your big March 28 event – I Matter..You Matter Day. Best with it – I know it will be a great success.
Congratulations, Sue! I feel privileged to have heard bits and pieces of your writing over the years. Wishing you continued success and fulfillment in your writing and publishing endeavors!
Thanks so much Linda – you can relate to how this feels since you have several publications that you have given birth to from concept to publication.
Dear Sue, Congratulations! I’m so happy for you and now you are The Star.
Wishing you great success with your new book. Sincerely, Kristen Thies
I can now join the ranks with you of being a published author! And you, my friend, have been an excellent mentor for me.