Thursday, July 24, 2008

I Can't Wait

So, i'm almost done with my book. I mean I am at the very end. It's a wonderful feeling. I can only imagine how i'll feel when it's done. I've been wanting to publish a book for a long time. I have boxes of things that i've written, but I never did anything with the stuff. When I started this book I was determined to see it all the way to the end.

I want to self-publish. I don't want anyone to tell me to change anything or keep most of the money and give me pennies. I've seen authors on the street selling their books out of their trunks. One young lady found a spot on 125th street and sold hers out of a grocery store shopping cart. That's what's up! I'm ready to hustle. It's all a part of loving what you do.

I know a couple people who have done what I would like to do. Check their books out when you have a chance. Buy a copy. Independent authors need all the support they can get. I hope to join the ranks very soon.

Caroline McGill does my taxes. She sells her books out of her desk and she also has a website.
Caroline's books talk a lot about the AIDS epidemic. Check her out. I was pleasantly surprised when I read her books. I actually couldn't put them down. They have a street edge, but with meaning. Her web address is www.synergypublications.com

One of my son's teachers, Bradley Huff, has published his book. The title is, "Alone Boy." It can be purchased on Amazon.com. www.amazon.com/tag/bradley%20huff/products I'm really proud of him. I saw him at the school one Saturday and he was really happy about the book being done.

I think we should support all independents trying to make it in the world. My friend, Cecil, is a music producer and he's currently producing his cousin, Shalea Silk, a very talented singer and songwriter. They've been working really hard and Shalea has been nominated for and Underground Music Award as Most Promising Female Singer. You can vote for her at www.hiphoppalace.com She is also on Clear Channel's New list. If she gets enough spins she'll be added to their radio rotation on two r&b stations in New York. Check her out.
http://www.power1051fm.com/cc-common/artist_submission/player.html?art=146768 The song has to play for 3 minutes in order for the spin to count. Help them out.

Hopefully, i'll be joining the ranks, hustling to get my book sold soon. Stay tuned...

6 comments:

Lamika said...

Good for you, Ma... but you don't want anyone to edit it? Some of these publishers have good feedback.

Strongblkwmn said...

It's not that I don't want it to be edited, I know what my vision is and I don't want anyone to try and change it. I may send it out to some publishers just to see what happens. Who knows what could happen? Maybe they won't try to rob me and i'll actually get a decent deal...

Anonymous said...

Tammy, how long have you been working on this book? I remember years ago you were writing. You go girl. I am glad to see someone who has a hobby they really enjoy.

leslie said...

Tammy, how long have you been working on this book? I remember years ago you were writing. You go girl. I am glad to see someone who has a hobby they really enjoy.

Strongblkwmn said...

I've been working on my book for about a year. I really believe in it. I've attempted to do it before, but I think it wasn't time. Now it definitely the time and i'm ready.

Ratique aka Silent Assassin said...

This sounds great mom..You have been working real hard I see you everyday working on your book nonstop...It will be amazing to see your book do well because you deserve it.You should send it to some publishers and see what they say. I want my teachers book because I know it is good. I will buy his book when I get the chance.