A rabbit out of my hat

MagicTrickI still chuckle when I think of Bullwinkle J Moose and his promise to pull a rabbit out of his hat.  Speaking of performing magic tricks – I finished my book! It was sent to a publisher here in Austin on Monday.

The title is Sick & Tired. . .and Sexy, Living Beautifully with Chronic Illness. I have been writing it for a bit more than two years, but when I decided to retire at the end of December, I committed myself to finishing it. I worked for 4-5 hours each day for the past three months, and Voila!  Bullwinkle would be jealous.

It is a Body/Mind/Spirit/Style guide to feeling good, having more energy, and keeping that sexy part of ourselves alive and well, in spite of chronic illness.  But, I believe it has great information for everyone.  Who couldn’t use more energy?

I’m going to leave you with a sneak-peek of the piece of art being used on the “Flaming-June”-by-Sir-Fredrick-Leightoncover: It’s an all-time favorite of mine called “Flaming June,” by Sir Fredrick Leighton. Isn’t she beautiful?

XO Donna


Stage Fright

I’m certain it’s just stage fright, nothing more. I’ve been working toward this day for more than two years, but if truth be told, it’s really closer to fifty years. My first book, Sick & Tired. . .and Sexy! Living Beautifully with Chronic Illness is finally finished and almost ready to go to the publisher.

I’m touching up the Introduction. I’ve finished the Table of Contents, the Resources, the back cover, and the Acknowledgements. Then I’ll need to know my final word count. And, of course I’m worried that I’ve forgotten someone important. Now I know why Oscar winners ramble on and on and on for fear of leaving someone critical to their success out. Like their husband, or wife, or the director.

imageRight now there is so much stuff cluttering my desk that I can’t find what I need, and I’m having a teeny-tiny panic-attack. All I can think about is having an Old Fashioned with a Luxardo cherry.

Maybe I should take more time and work on it for another month or two so it will be perfect. Or maybe it would be even better to just rewrite the whole thing? Aaarrggh!

Okay, I’m fine. I have to get back to it now. I’m pretty sure I’ll have good news for you next week. Wish me luck.

XO Donna