My own personal miracle was born twenty-eight years ago today and was undeniably the best Christmas present ever. Of course, the subsequent births of his two brothers were equally miraculous. Many of my previous posts have described the ordeal my husband and I went through to achieve the family of three sons we have today. You can read them here…
A recent post on Nutsrok,one of my favourite blogs, reminded me of a story about what I call the straw that broke the camel’s back….
Years ago my 20 month old son had a bad cough that he could not seem to shake, so I took him to his pediatrician. The doctor checked my son out, then told me to take him to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) for further testing because he suspected asthma. I promptly burst into tears in front of the doctor, his receptionist, my son and a full waiting room.
I’m sure they all thought I was crazy, not to mention an unfit mother. What they didn’t know was that two days earlier I had suffered a second miscarriage, to add to the three stillbirths in my pregnancy history…
I have since written a book about my pregnancy woes entitled G9P3A3
I started writing this book many years ago the first time I was pregnant. My doctor urged me to record my thoughts in a journal when the first pregnancy ended in stillbirth. Years, many pregnancies, and much more gray hair later, I came across the journal while cleaning one day and decided to transfer the thoughts to my computer. Just recently, at the urging of a friend who happens to be a new author, I checked out createspace, a website designed to help people publish books.
Createspace was very easy to use, and cost me nothing. You can choose to pay for upgraded details (covers, editing help etc) but the basic, free version is what I used. They create and promote the book and only print what is purchased online as they are purchased. You decide the price you want to charge and then receive a royalty for each book sold, they keep the rest for the cost of creating, promoting, shipping etc.
Before I knew it, I was published…please check it out: https://www.createspace.com/4540448
If you are thinking of writing a book, but are concerned about sinking money you may not retrieve into the project, Createspace is the site for you. Visit www.createspace.com and get started today, you have nothing to lose!
Lorieb is married and the mother of three sons, residing in Kanata, Ontario, Canada. She is the proud owner of GARDENS4U, and spends most of her time designing, planting, and restoring gardens. Her off-season interests include reading and writing. Please check out her website at www.gardens4u.ca