I’m sure there are hordes of people out there (well, maybe three or four) who’ve been wondering what I’ve been doing with myself since my last post a month ago. And no, I haven’t been doing that, but I have been toiling away at the computer and will be bringing forth the fruits of my labor presently in the form of a compilation of my blog posts from “The Elder Care Underground.”
I got the idea from my good bloggy friend over at Lame Adventures who produced a book of her own with the help of Amazon.com’s Createspace self-publishing website. I had no clue it was even possible to do this, especially since I was a Word program “virgin.” (I guess Bristol Palin was right—we can get our virginity back!) But Amazon makes it relatively easy with templates to download and a book cover creator that’s fun to use.
Virginia at L.A. had hoped to publish her book by the last holiday season but had to shoot for allergy season instead. I had hoped to publish mine by my birthday this year—which is today, coincidentally—but I’m shooting for one of my birthdays this century. Actually, I’m waiting for another printed proof to arrive and hope to approve the whole enchilada shortly thereafter. Then it should go “live” on Amazon’s website for the low, low price of $9.95 plus shipping. I plan to have it available on Kindle also, for you advanced individuals who know how to run one of those.
I’m kind of a Luddite when it comes to electronics and prefer to have a physical book in hand. Maybe it goes back to when I was in school in the Dark Ages and we would get mimeographed hand out sheets from the teacher and we all would swoon from the smell of the ink they used.
Anyway, stay tuned for further updates. I have to say it is a real hoot to see my name on an actual book—even a 6″ x 9″ trade paperback as this one will be.
God bless technology. (And the folks who make ink.)