I have had this goal for...well, forever, but more specifically, when ebooks became a thing my thought was "I should write an ebook about foster care! Like a manual!" That was years ago and I held onto the thought, fleeting as it seemed at the time. Then I came to be a fancy pantsy blogger, still secretly sweating over my novel in the background, and the time came where I felt like I needed to write that e-book for real.
And guys, I totally did it.
It's no masterpiece, it's just over 50 pages and meant to be a guide for people interested in fostering or adopting, but I poured my heart into this little manual and I truly hope it can give some good advice for somebody somewhere. As I was submitting everything to Amazon and Lulu I got really adrenaline-rushed and the feeling still hasn't worn off. There's other stuff I need to do, like publish in the iBookstore, and make a legit Facebook page for the book, (which I have started making, go like it!!!)
but right now I just want to stop, tell everyone I know, and then go celebrate....I PUBLISHED A BOOK!
And not just any book...this is not filler material for me. Everyone who reads this blog knows how I feel about foster care and how it has drastically changed my life and molded me into whatever it is that I am. If there is one thing I am confident talking about, it is the foster care system and informing people involved of how foster kids feel and what you can do to help them.
What's even better is that I already made a sale! It was a little note I got in my Reddit inbox this morning, from a prospective foster parent who had always wanted to hear a story of a child in foster care. I cried and thanked the person and then had some eggs. Now today I am going out to celebrate (not sure what yet, but something awesome) and I would love it if you all checked out my book, or if you know someone who would be interested in reading it please pass it on!!