I’m Going to Self-Publish!

My daughter gave me a subscription to STORYWORTH for my birthday.
Within the year, I can add my stories onto my subcription site.
Then they will print all into a hard-bound book (maxium 400 pages).
And it even supports including photos.
I’m kinda excited because I’ll be able to bind and hold my chosen stories that tell about my life.
I’m especially grateful to this community which has nudged me to write my stories since 2014.
My Tuesdays and eights years of the Slice of Life Challenge created 539 small moment stories.
And it is SO easy to cut and paste a story from my blog into the Storyworth subscription site!

Last week, I started to review all my blog posts, starting with the most recent.
When I read one that sounds worthy of being published, I add the title to my running list.
Today over breakfast, I reread the March, 2015 entries.

Just one more year of blog entries to review.
Then I plan to categorize my list.
Already I notice some reaccurring topics.
Some are childhood memories.
Some are memories of my grandparents.
Some are holiday stories.
Some are teaching stories.
Some are vacation stories.
All are stories only I can tell.

With the STORYWORTH subcription, I will self-publish!!
With a new grandbaby arriving in February, I am especially excited to publish this first volume of stories.
Inspired by my friends who are already grandparents (especially Fran in DC and Fran in Iowa and Barb and Joanne)
I know I will be writing my small moment stories spent with this new little one. Maybe that’s Volume Two’s topic!!

Will YOU consider self-publishing your slices?!!


11 thoughts on “I’m Going to Self-Publish!

  1. Erika says:

    What an awesome idea! I gave my parents both Storyworth subscriptions last year for Christmas. My dad has written a few entries, my mom not a word. Your strategy of using slices you have already written is brilliant! Sounds like something I could manage if there is ever a grandchild in my near future!


  2. margaretsmn says:

    Congratulations on the new grandbaby! I highly recommend being a grandparent. It’s the absolute best thing about having children. I have my 4th coming in December. Then I will have 2 boys and 2 girls. Last year I gave my father the gift of Storyworth. He did not write as much as I had hoped, but I’m so glad we did it. The books arrived shortly after his death in April. It was a bittersweet gift. I think it’s wonderful that you will have your stories in a book form.


  3. kimhaynesjohnson says:

    First, congratulations on the new grandchild! I think I’m better at being a grandparent than I ever was a parent! And it’s much more fun. I love the idea of Storyworth. I’m going to check it out. A friend of mine showed me Book Patch, and I considered that before getting busy again and forgetting all about it. It sounds like you have a great game plan!


  4. Glenda Funk says:

    I actually had an author ask if he could curate my blog posts and publish some, but I think his life got sidetracked by covid. I have curated some posts and some poetry. I also have about 100 pages of a teaching memoir written. My writing life is fragmented in myriad files. But you have me thinking maybe I’ll return to some projects after NCTE and see what happens.


  5. Fran McCrackin says:

    Another inspiring blog . Your enthusiasm is infectious. I n your writing, I love how you slip in the detail of how many blog posts you have written over the years- amazing. My favorite paragraph is where you categorize your pieces. It makes your readers visualize choosing, perhaps sorting the book into chapters…


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