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It’s a really humbling proposition to see your book go up among a sea of other books and wonder about its ability to swim. Was I a good teacher? Anne Lamott says if it’s good enough, it’ll make it. Now, rather than wondering if you’re in the smaller group of people who will actually finish a book and find a publisher, you’re back in a large group of writers who’ve all accomplished what you’ve accomplished. So, you try to provide water wings, life preservers, and even cpr to keep this vessel holding what you believe is the best of you moving forward. The further I extend this swimming metaphor, the harder it is to abandon it!
You’ll have to join Goodreads to recommend, review, or rate the book. I’ve been a member for a while because I like sites that bring readers and books together. Also, it’s an easy way to know what’s out there and what’s good, based on reader opinions. And I like that you can ask any author (like Anne Lamott and many other famous ones) questions, and they answer. I just agreed to answer questions, too. So, use your own judgement.