I am writing a book and committed to publishing it by Easter 2014, May Day at the latest. I REALLY WANT TO DO THIS. I have been trying to finish my book and publish it for over two years and if I don't do it now, I am never going to. So in addition to homeschooling, learning to play the guitar, preparing my large garden for the growing season (using biodynamic principles which is a learning curve for me), preparing for my eldest son's first formal academic year and writing a book, I don't have time to update this blog.
My book is about natural childbirth and my experience with my second birth. It was a planned unassisted birth. The book is not about promoting this way to give birth, not at all. I believe in each woman's choice. I feel drawn to share the experience and this book has been calling me to write it, so I am answering that call. If just one woman reads it and feels empowered to give birth in the way she believes is best for her and her baby or finds comfort after an unpleasant birth experience, then it will all be worth it. Writing this book is giving me the opportunity to honour the feminine, something I need to do right now.
I am so excited about the book. I finished the cover today. I designed it myself and it is gorgeous. I do not consider myself to be particularly skilled at drawing, however something really lovely happened in the design process and I created something special. I just hope I can do the same with contents of the book. I have a great story and it deserves to be published.
I will return as soon as the draft is sent off to be edited, probably end of February. So I will be back end February/mid-March. Many blessings, Carole