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I wanted to share with everyone, finally got the proof of my book back from the printer and it looks better than I imagined. Some days it felt like I'd never finish the book and my draft would collect dust for months at a time. The front and back covers are pictures taken in California 28 years. ago. I kept scanning the pictures over to get the right pixels. Then I ended up digging through boxes to find the negatives because one of the pictures had scratches. Yes, I saved all my negatives from when I started photographing.

 

After 12 revisions, I can honestly say I'm proud of my accomplishment. Now I know why publishers and editors charge so much. I didn't use either, I self published and self edited. In a few months, it will get picked up by Amazon and other online bookstores. I don't know why it takes that long but I'm still learning. This is all so new.

 

I'm going to celebrate with my daughters and family next week when everyone's back in town!

 

Yippee!

 

Razz

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Razz,

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! What a great accomplishment! Forgive me for not remembering what your book was about. Please let me know. That is so cool!

 

A friend of mine has a book coming out in the fall, so I now how long it takes and what a tedious process. I've been hearing about it for years now.

 

Koodoos to you for sticking with it.

 

Big Hugs,

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Thanks Janey,

 

You're right it is a long and tedious process. I also had to finish it because I'm sure people (my family and friends) were thinking I was just talking and not serious about it. Basically, the book is autobiographical, detailing my life from my early 30's, several career changes, my SD diagnosis, my trial and error with treatments, the stem cell transplant and ending with my present day outlook.

 

I forgot to mention the name of the book, it's called Chasing the Cure.

 

 

Thanks for your encouragement!!! I can finally focus on other things!

 

 

Razz

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Razz,

Congratulations on completing your project! You must be so delighted! It is wonderful news and I look forward to hearing when it is published so I an get a copy. There is something so satisfying about finishing a project that you have worked on for a long time. Celebrate and savor the joy!

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Congratulations Razz!! I'm looking forward to reading your book. Just might have to come for a visit (or just mail the it to you ;) ) so you can sign it for me. That is sooo exciting.

 

Christy

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Jefa, epasen, relicmom1 and Purr,

 

Thank you! I just got back from a celebratory lunch with my retired rheumatologist. He had a huge impact on encouraging me to complete my story. At times, I had second thoughts about writing my experience but I'm glad it's completed and I can give credit to so many people who deserve recognition.

 

I have concluded there is one good thing about having scleroderma. That is having met ALL of YOU and the DOCTORS who truly contribute to easing our discomfort.

 

I believe the cure is out there!

 

 

Hugs,

Razz

 

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Hi Razz ,

 

I want to congratulate you, also, and look forward to reading about your life with Sclero. I would find it very difficult to write about my own life if I were walking in your shoes.......it's a very brave step to take.

 

Take care, Everyone.

Margaret

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Congrats Razz.........Now I have a big question. When I buy my copy (and I will) can I send it to you and have you autograph it so that, years later, when you become another James Patterson, I can say to my friends, "Ah, I knew her when she was just one of us."? Seriously, you deserve all of the platitudes for a job well done.

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