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What a long road! I started to write the book, “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Social Media but were afraid to ask…” in October 2008. It took nearly nine months to write, research, edit and publish but it was worth every minute!
I tell everyone it was like going through labor. During the first three months, there was so much research and study before the actual writing began, but I had utter excitement and anticipation. The second tri-mester was a little easier. The research was over and I wrote the book. The editing came next in full swing. And, the last tri-mester was the hardest because we had to check facts, look through the book with a fine tooth comb and the editing seemed brutal!
“Hey Hil, your book is on Amazon,” said Lori Alexy with excitement in the next office next to mine. I was working on some volunteer work for the Entrepreneurs Organization. (I just became the Communication’s Chair and the work has been piling on!)
“Oh, wow, Hil, it’s on Barnes & Noble.com too,” she shouted!
Lori instant messaged me with the links. “It looks great,” she said.
I stopped everything and took a peek. There it was, my first book, on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. How exciting! I had such a rush of adrenaline. All I wanted to do was to tell everyone I knew. And that’s what I started to do…
(Hey, thanks to all of you out there who have supported me through the process. I really appreciate it! With love, Hilary)
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