Leading up to Crazy, Cracked, Warm and Deep launch day is an interesting mix of excitement, fear, doubt, excitement, fear, doubt….. excitement, joy, doubt…. I’m sure you are getting the idea.
I am not great at getting all the pieces ready early. Maybe it’s my MyersBriggs. I prefer to wait to the last minute. Now add to that all the undercurrent of publishing a memoir about my Crazy and what that brings up. You can imagine.
I have been making steps and I do have a launch party set – both virtual and in-person.
One of my favorite moments over the holidays was getting to share some stories with family. It was real. We laughed and I cried. Not because I was sad but because my sisters and mom listened and we connected.
I’m not looking for a best seller here. What I want is the book to be one people relate to and resonates with their own less than perfect process of showing up out in the world.
I know how writing and sharing stories has been the way I have journeyed on my path to becoming whole.
My writing has gotten better over the years I think. But ‘better’ isn’t really the point. The writing is how I crack my armor. Some stories are very, very old and have been held tightly. Mostly out of fear or uncertainty.
There was a time when sharing my story was about being validated or proving something. That has long since passed.
The fractures from trying to find facts was incrediably painful and creating a lot of suffering – for me and for others.
However sharing stories, listening and not getting caught in right or wrong – but listening and feeling. That is healing. That is the reason I want to share Crazy, Cracked, Warm and Deep.
I have a vision of people sharing the book in their book club. Using the book to talk about their own crazy and cracked, warm and deep.
Right now it is just getting it’s wings.
If you want to join in the launch here’s a link to register for the virtual event. If you use in your book club – please reach out and let me know how it goes.