Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Pause Button


So much has been happening over the last few months. You have probably noted I haven't made any blog posts for several months. I thought it was time to share the reason.
Normally my efforts are focused on soap making, how-to tutorials and pictorial inspiration. As much as I love the soaping world, I needed to step away to focus on a lifelong dream; to write a children's book for my grandkids.
The manuscript is complete and the book is in the design assessment stage with the publisher. If all continues to move on track, the book will be published early April 2014 and available for purchase on Amazon.com. It is called 'Remember the Rainbow'.
My illustrator, who lives in Japan, did a fantastic job in bringing the story to life. She has agreed to work with me on my next children's book for preschoolers to be published in November 2014.
I was recently notified a story I had written about dealing and caring for someone with Alzheimer's is being included in a Chicken Soup for the Soul book scheduled for release November 2014. It is my second published story with the Chicken Soup series.
In fall 2013 another writing publication was released when my monthly Bunco group published a collection of favorite appetizers to raise money for our local community's Christmas Express and food bank. It was a great success but another time consuming project that once again pushed the pause button on my soaping adventures.

With a number of articles published in various trade magazines (about the business of soap making), I set my sights on writing about something entirely different. It's a blog called Devotionals for the Imperfect Person and offers hope to those trying to make sense of their imperfect life. The writings are in the process of being compiled into a book that will include devotionals written by my daddy and baby sister.
I assure you I haven't forsaken the world of soaping and will continue to post new projects and ideas in the near future. For now, however, I remain focused on writing and planning a July 2014 trip to Italy with my honey-man.
So continue to hang with GoPlanetEarth, we have plenty of new and exciting things going on in the background with our sister company MoldMarket.com.