An author’s post-partum
I am completely hormonal. I cry at the slightest provocation. I burst into laughter for no reason at all. What is going on?
Talking to a woman who was buying my book at the bank, I realized that this began after my novel Angelina & the Law of Attraction came out in print… finally!
The reader was looking at the cover. She said: “It invites me to touch it.”
I gave a big sigh (similar to a woman after the baby comes out, now that I think about it), and confessed:
“I design it myself. I spent two years studying cover design because I wanted a cover that would do exactly that for a reader.”
And two more tears popped out. I was mortified! Here I was in a “serious” bank setting and I was crying all over the place!
“Give yourself a break, Maria!” the reader said as she fanned the 408 pages.
Then she looked at me with a smile and said: “This is not a small thing you’ve done. No, it’s huge!”
And the tiny tears turned into a rain pour.
“Yes, it is huge,” I whispered.
It was then that I realized that I was going through an Author’s Post-partum. My friends have told me that after they have a baby they are like that, completely hormonal. But it’s more than that. Their heart has been cracked open. Then it has been pound into the deepest tenderness. Then it has been marinated in unconditional compassion. They have been cooked into motherhood.
This book has done the same to me. Think about it: I carried it for nine years from creation, first draft, development into printing and digital formatting. That is a long gestation!
I had to decide to let it go out into the world, to open my heart to share this story that had been inhabiting me and me alone.
I had to draw up the courage to put it out there for all to see. Many will be excited readers that will draw value from it; and that allows me to fulfill my purpose. But there’s always the naysayer, so I had to strengthen my heart to accept criticism and still be kind to myself and others.
In other words, I have been seasoned into authorship, which seems to be some sort of motherhood!
So be it. Here’s my book baby, my magical story.
Kahlil Gibran said:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
So now the book belongs to you. It was created to love you. I hope you love it back!
Read more about the book HERE. You can choose between printed and tablet formats.
|Dream BIG and live it! Maria Mar The Dream Alchemist|
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