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Long wait to get publish
It took eighteen years to get published. This children's picture book was originally written at
the time when I was being alone and felt deep emotions of loneliness and if I will not do
anything about it I may go deeper to depression being the reason that I left my family to seek a
greener pasture in North America. Much to my dismay the paradise I'm dreaming of was all
blown into the air when I found out the reality that I have to start all over again
and what makes it worst is the chance to get started where everything is on point zero. Point
Zero when you have to build relationships in a new environment and even if you used both
hands and feet to go forward the prospect is dim because in your mind everything is whirling
how life is going on a daily basis.
My first attempts in writing landed me in Washington D.C. to received my International Merit
Award in Poetry Writing. I continued writing children's stories appyling for grants to get publish
but no approval arrived whatsoever. Two times it was accepted but the money involved is high
so i choose to put my stories on the shelf and kept them in my boxes of documents.
Meanwhile I have two books where another poem was included in the anthology of poetry
buying my own copy for posterity and copies of my poems on tape.
Occasionally I kept searching for publishers and still offers came that publishing maybe
realize if I pay only copies that I order but I refused thinking it may just get dust on my book
shelves and never reach my readers. Then lately I decided to use one of the publisher they
call the"Vanity Press" for a few copies to print. When I pressed the cart the amount multiplied
dramatically to pay a few copies is beyond my reach so I cancelled my order.
Then few months ago I went to talked to two ladies at the local public library
and told them about my children's books who are very responsive to my query giving me two
books on how to get publish. The greatest idea that I discovered is to choose a traditional
publisher to get paid not those who offer their service for a fee.
Now where to get the publishers who would pay me is like searching pebbles at the
of the sea,I mean what means and ways would I take to find that kind of publisher whom I never
met who offers to pay me?
One day my lucky day came searching on cyberspace a publisher that would
never ask for money to publish my book. A contract was signed for some period of time that
my book will be sold in the market and my friends and relatives are waiting for the announce
ment letter when my book is release.