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15 April 2012 @ 11:00 pm
Sent the ABC to NYC  
Bob sent our ABC book (my critters and words, photographs of the critters and layout by Bob) to his agency on Friday and I have been feeling depressed ever since and just realized from a post by someone else who just sent something off that maybe that's why. I am completely powerless over what happens from now on. I could actually publish it myself with my company Patience Press, but I would rather get professional editing and publicity etc. No shit! you are probably thinking.
Other than that I called the Korean War vet whose book I edited and now am going to publish to set up a timeline for what comes next. Bob has to make a cover. He is also making covers for the ebooks of Weapon and Solo.
My Goodreads giveaway is over and I need to ship 5 books, plus one I am trading to a woman who wrote about PTSD in WWII vets. Her dad treated concentration camp survivors towards the end of his war and it marked him, like my dad with his hospital becoming the frontline in the Battle of the Bulge. That's the third WWII doctor's daughter whose Dad had undiagnosed PTSD that I know of.

Current Mood: apatheticapathetic
Rose Greenolmue on April 16th, 2012 03:29 am (UTC)
Good luck with the book! It's hard when you *can't* do anything about what happens next, I agree. It's like you work, work, work as hard as you can, and then you just stop. And wait.

I was just reading a book about Sarajevo, and I don't know how people manage to survive something so horrible as firsthand war. I really hope that someday, there can be true peace, and people won't have to suffer those sorts of things, or see them.
ex_kmessner on April 16th, 2012 10:48 am (UTC)
Fingers crossed for you - and I know how hard the waiting is. Maybe start on a new project? That's always the best thing for me when I have that itchy, out-of-my-hands-now feeling.
patty1943patty1943 on April 17th, 2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
I am going to start a counting book using the owls I make and some of the other critters. I don't want to get rusty.
WPAdmirerwpadmirer on April 17th, 2012 03:42 am (UTC)
I send you good vibes on it and crossed fingers and all other lucky things I can think of!
cmcmck on April 17th, 2012 07:58 am (UTC)
My late FiL, a professional soldier and a veteran of both WW1 and WW2, would never talk about what he saw at Belsen although he'd talk about pretty much all his other experiences. He didn't know about my Jewish ancestry and that side of my family's own partial destruction in the Riga ghetto in 1941-2, because I didn't know about it myself until after his death, but I suspect that would have made him even less willing to talk about it.
patty1943patty1943 on April 17th, 2012 02:37 pm (UTC)
Her name is Leila Levinson and the book is Gated Grief. She didn't know about her father's experiences until after he was dead and they found pictures with his notations on the back. I haven't gotten far into it but she is a good writer.