Teacher Diana Vanderbuilt instructs a class twice a month called “Turning Memories Into Memoirs”. It was this class that got me out of my writer’s block rut about a year and a half ago. She provides each class with writing prompts, which is probably the little shove that I needed to get those creative juices flowing again.
Today Diana was a guest lecturer at a writer’s workshop in New Smyrna Beach. She asked some of her students, including me, to read a piece of our work from class. In particular, I chose the first page or so from my book to read aloud. Because of the content of my memoir, I was a bit nervous – but I got through it!
I am still in the process of publishing. I wanted total control over my book cover, font, editing, etc., so I have decided to self publish. This has definitely been a huge learning experience. I am still learning along the way and hope to have books in print before the holidays (great stocking stuffer – hint, hint!).