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Emma, Emma is my concierge at Archway Publishing, says she received my completed manuscript with requested changes for A Gift Of Love; she says she received my photograph selection number and the url link to Photos.com where it can be found, plus my bio photo, inside flap, keynote and back cover information. I also submitted my completed submission form.
Next step is to wait to hear back from Emma. Because of the long holiday weekend, I imagine it will happen sometime late this week.
There is a process to publishing A Gift of Love, just as there was a process to writing it. This is all very new to me, so I have got my listening ears on, plus my reading eyes opened wide.
Best part, dear reader, I am enjoying every bit of my journey. Yes. It is tremendous hard work. But, imagine. I am having fun. Why? Because I have discovered joy in doing something I truly love to do. And the good news is it hardly feels like work at all. Just kidding.
This morning in a slow rain, I drove South Broadway to the muncipal parking lot in White Plains. It was after I made a visit to the cemetery to plant a Revlon #300 lipstick kiss on Ed's monument and saying out loud, "I did it, Ed. I wrote A Gift of Love especially for you. And I fulfilled my promise." When I turned into the crowded parking lot, I didn't imagine a space being available, I thought I might have to turn around and forget about breakfast, but I thought of Ed and said out loud, like I always do when speaking to Ed, "Hey Ed, I need a parking space."
I confess, it felt like Moses parting the Red Sea. Because next thing I know, the line of cars ahead of me moved forward and an avenue to an empty parking space appeared.
Swear to god.
Yes. I parked Big Blue in that #1030 empty parking space. And as I shut and locked the doors, I added, just as loud, "Thank you, Ed!"
"Choose a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life."--Confucius
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P.S. It is a secret wish of mine to make contact with favorite author, Joan Didion. I'd love to do an interview, maybe get an autograph, give her a copy of A Gift of Love. Just saying.
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna
"Come journal with me; your book is yet to be."