Since we have been on this book publishing journey, we have had to explore the boundaries of our patience. This is a polite way of saying, that it has been, at times, difficult.
When dealing with third parties, this often means having to accommodate timelines that are disappointing, human error (other than your own) and ideas that may not coalesce.
For the most part, I consider myself patient or perhaps I am mistaking this for what I freely give to others and deny myself, as I tend to just push myself until I get the job done. I get easily frustrated / impatient if things don’t get done expediently.
But the thing is, to publish a book, there were things that we simply had to delegate and couldn’t accomplish on our own. In fact, we hired a book publisher / publishing consultant to walk us through the process.
We are learning as we go that each step takes not hours or days, but weeks and sometimes even months to complete. Each round of edits and reviews is time consuming. This is particularly tricky I am noticing, because we live in a world where we are used to waiting mere seconds for everything! Downloads take moments, deleting is instantaneous and payments are processed with but the tap of a card. Personally, I am the type to stay up all night to see a project through because I don’t feel settled until it’s complete. This probably isn’t something to advertise because it is likely a symptom of my anxiety, or some mild form of OCD. This is by no means humble bragging, just saying it like it is. I also drive Kuki a little nuts with my determination. In fact, she has called me manic when I am in this mode. So, as I said, this process has, at times, been difficult. We have had to sit back and wait, patiently as our book has undergone this transformation. From idea, to words, to drawings, paintings and ultimately, to print!
But, we are, in fact finally actually nearing the very end. We are now able to celebrate an actual book launch date
Saturday, November 3rd 2018 at Innovation Jeunes
and we will even have sales and distribution details for you shortly.
You will soon read our story
“The Butterfly Trap”
where Luki has her own battles with patience (or lack thereof). I was actually thinking of her as I was blogging today and am realizing that the very story that I co-wrote still has something to teach me. You will see exactly what I am talking about when you read the book yourself! We believe that good stories will morph with you and offer you and your families different lessons and insights over time.
As long as you are patient of course!
Here is a link that will make you impatient with your own impatience
Why aren’t there 10" lol?