Now, they're both available on Amazon, Book Depository, Fishpond, Indigo, Booktopia, Kinokinuya, and many other good bookstores. Learn more here.
And, even though I haven't had the chance to blog about them here until now, I have been working on promoting the books and filling in early orders for them, whenever possible.
Not an easy feat, of course. Especially since my client work at Vervely.com has been back in full swing too. And, I've also recently started working with a new client.
All good challenges to have, though! 🙂
If you're one of the people who have already bought one (or both!) of my books - thank you, thank you, thank you! I really appreciate the support that you've given. This book creation and publication process has been a series of ups and downs. I love the feeling of having something to offer. My books are somewhat a part of me and it's wonderful to be able to advocate for things that I really believe in and enjoy doing - journaling and creativity. But, at the same time, I have to admit that it's terrifying. Even though I've been 'out there' for some time now -
- … getting published in various magazines
- ... getting one of my children's books published oh-so-long-ago
- ... having been featured/written about in different media
- … selling my artwork (also many moons ago; then re-starting late last year) -
I felt the fear a lot more this time around. It seems strange, but it's true. I don't think I've ever felt this vulnerable. But, they do say that if you're not afraid enough, then your dream isn't big enough. So, I must be dreaming BIG TIME right now. 😉 That's why I'm grateful to everyone who has given their support by purchasing the books and/or sharing the information with their friends/colleagues/families. It is certainly making this whole experience a lot less terrifying. And so, so worthwhile.
Now, where to from here?
I've got a few more things lined up about these two books in the next couple of weeks. I'm sure I'll be blogging again about them soon enough. Then, I'll begin working on new side projects. Yes, including new books!
Do watch this space for announcements and updates.
Oh, and before I forget, I've done two interviews regarding these books. See: Celebrating all the todays in life and the simple art of journaling by MBN Editor in Chief (Myanmar Business News) and A writing and art inspired life by Bambi Manlulo (The Filipino Australian).