It took a lot longer than I thought it would, but my first eBook is being published.
“Simple Living – Getting Started” ISBN: 9781620952740
I started this eBook while touring Iraq doing some audits for the military. It took a few months to cover a lot of the bases. Since I was stuck on the road, without much to do, I started writing a Microsoft Word document to get some thoughts down on paper.
Unfortunately, life got busy as we shut down the bases. I finally made it out of Iraq in 2011-10 (October 2011). I packed my seabag and went on a walkabout. Traveling through several different countries and just getting the sand out of my pores.
My most productive time was in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A great couple of weeks. Walking along the sea wall in Stanley Park and working on the eBook at the local coffee shop. It was a great change from the desert. Cold wind, cold rain, clouds, water all around. That was nice!
Australia was a great time. I spent some time visiting an old friend. What a great country. The people were lovely and you just couldn’t have a bad day in OZ.
I spent my birthday at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. A very quiet day for me but what a treat. How blessed am I in life to have been given such a great gift. A little birthday so far from where I grew up in a great little city. I could live in Tasmania and feel very content. It was rural, calm, peaceful, great food, smiling faces and some incredible vistas!
For you future writers, I used Book-Baby to publish the final document. They were great, but I had a big learning curve as I tried to figure out how to get this eBook published. That will be another blog entry for anyone who wants to publish their own eBook.
If you have a comment, please send it to me. This was not a perfect book, and I struggled trying to find my voice. Any thoughts, good or bad are welcome!
Have a fantastic day!