The final proof…

The final proofing is done on my first book. It is now going to print. I am trying not to think about it at all because it is such a combination of excitement, terror, and YIKES! The best thing I have gotten out of this is knowing that I am getting better as a writer. The other day I finished the first draft of my second book and I can see the improvement. This next part is the fun part. Going over it and weaving in what I call “the Shakespeare” effects. We’ll see! By the way – the book is available as an e-reader if that is your preference. You can get it anywhere like Amazon after the release date, April 16. If you want one to hold in your hand, go to my web-site and it will direct you.

Lately, I have been assessing my family’s progress in grieving. That sounds cold doesn’t it? Actually, though, it is not a bad idea to look around at your children and the others affected by grief, just to make sure everyone is making progress. If nothing else, they might really benefit from a few words of reassurance themselves. Tell them they are doing fine. Everyone does it their own way and hearing that, even if you’ve heard it before, helps keep you going in the right direction. I found it even helped me when I reassured them. I don’t know why. I suppose that is the mother-role being fulfilled and that is always a good feeling for me. Looking around is always a healthy action. You gain perspective for yourself and anytime you can help others – it’s a good day!

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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