I wrote a book. That is not a big deal. Getting it published is the accomplishment. I have written several books, but never published one before. I am happy and excited.
Red Rock Canyon is a picture book showing the beauty of the canyon. It also points out the accessibility to all Red Rock Canyon offers if you are in a wheel chair or using a mobility machine.
Personally, I don’t think much about accessibility unless I am the one who is in some way handicapped. Most people think of handicapped as being in a wheel chair or using some type of assistance. That is not always the only handicap.
One can view many beautiful places on the internet, but when they try to go to those places, it requires a long, strenuous hike into the desert over treacherous footing. That is a handicap. This happened to Steve and I this fall.
My biggest reason for loving Red Rock Canyon is that most all of it can be viewed from the car window.
Thanks to support from my friend Karen Putz, love from my husband Steve, along with assistance from the folks at CreateSpace, I did it. Many of you know that our son Chris Brogan is a New York Times Best Selling Author. I could have enlisted his help, but I wanted this to be his Christmas surprise.
Publishing the book was a great learning experience. The people at CreateSpace were super helpful. Every one of them is well trained and had the patience of Job. Getting the book uploaded to the CreateSpace server required a series of steps to be followed. That is followed in the proper order. My advisor guided me through each step with ease and everything went smoothly. “Do you want a proof copy of the book?” I said yes and that was one of the best decisions I made about the whole book.
The proof copy is just that. It is an exact copy of what your book will look like when it is published. When I saw the cover of my book I was on cloud nine. I had done it. When I looked through the book, I realized I had some editing to do. The editing didn’t take long. The book is finished. I am happy.
Steve and I are working on another book that we hope to publish in the Spring.
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