Sunday, April 5, 2009

Why Looky There!

The new books are here! The new books are here!

API Print Productions came to the rescue at the 11th house (okay, I'm excited...I mean HOUR!). And I could not be happier with the finished product.

Wendel Wordsworth is near and dear to my heart for many reasons. A few ...

This project is proof that:

1. A childhood reluctant reader can become an adult lover of words!

2. Doing what you love when you were eight is probably what you should be doing as a 60-year-old.

3. If you think you have no other options, then you have no other options.

Thanks to... Greg, Bev, Mary, Wendy (aka Wendel 1), Carol, JOYce, CCWC writers club, Jennifer & Caitlin... and everyone else who encouraged me as I labored giving "birth" to this lovable little worm and his sidekick, Big Buzz.

Holding these books in my hands, I wonder WHY I ever let doubts creep in...

At the end of the day, why is it so hard to trust the process?


Mary Cunningham said...

WHOO-HOO! Yeah, Wendel! we go again!

"Wendel Wordsworth...what are you reading..."

Help! I can't get that song out of my head.......


Diana Black said...

Ah- ha!!!!!! It's working...It's working...Driving you crazy so you can NEVER EVER finish book 4!!

Thanks for the congrats! About darn time, right?!?!


Anonymous said...

Good for you!!!!!


Eileen Williams said...

Oh, Diana--I'm THRILLED for you!!! Way to go Ms. artist/author extraordinaire!
What joy it must be to hold those books in your hand and consider that your creative dream is finally a reality. I'm guessing that a lot of hard work, soul searching, and internal pep talks went into the production of these two fine masterpieces. And to have advanced beyond the doubts and achieved success is indeed a triumph. Congratulations!!!!

Diana Black said...

Thanks everyone for your wonderful Wendel words!

You'll all be happy to know that since giving "birth," I can again see my toes.

Okay, maybe not...

Seriously, as Mary's heard again and again from me, the creation was fun. It was the delivery that got painful!

Like MOST births!


Patty Gironda said...

I am so excited for you! I can't imagine the thrill of opening the box and seeing all the shiny covers!