Launching a book series for the second time with a larger press after issues with a small press has felt like trying to get remarried and being afraid to celebrate again with people. They already showed up the first time. Been there, done that, already gave a gift, moving on.
I, too, have a complicated relationship with my mother and your words are so poignant. My mom’s volatile personality has significantly dimmed as her Alzheimer’s has progressed, giving me time to reflect on the positive ways she impacted my life, without the overwhelming aspects of her personality making me want to retreat. Hugs to you for all the ways you’ve thrived -- you are amazing! ❤️
What great analogies!
I noticed on Saturday when you reached out to readers passing by...I heard you say "I'm the author" with authority. Kudos to you. You SHOULD be proud.
And this post made me cry. Thank you for sharing 💙