Thank You And Advice Needed

Hello fellow bloggers. First I would like to say thank you to everyone who follows my blog. Second I would like to say thank you to everyone and anyone who “likes” any of my post. I really appreciate it. I wanted to start a blog because I wanted to share my past experiences, poems, and thoughts with others. I figured if I blog about things I have experienced, it just might help others in some way. The blogs that I follow and the blogs I have read, are great and help me in certain ways. I have always wanted to put my writings into the form of a book (I have a lot of composition books, notepads, paper, napkins, etc with me writing about past experiences) one day. Thing is I don’t know the first thing about publishing a book and I am somewhat nervous of how people would receive it, let alone even purchase it or like it.  Some may think that my writing skills are not up to par and the things I write about may not be worthy of being put into the form of a book. Heck some may think that my writings should be no more than some rumbling from a guy who is writing a journal who thinks he has what it takes to become an author of a book. I say damn them I want to try it anyway. I have read certain books, checked out some websites on how to publish a book. I have heard of “ebook, amazon, kindle, etc, but it’s all confusing to me. If anyone has any advice that they can give me and/or if anyone can “point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it.

Final Thought: It would mean the world to me if I can put my writings into the form of a book. If I can help someone along the way and encourage them, it would be great. Hopefully it will become a reality soon and then who knows I might become an accomplished author one day (hey anything is possible..lol). Thanks for reading..

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Happy Birthday Grandma

As I look upon a star

I like to say happy birthday grandma

I never knew what present to give you

You would tell me a hug and kiss will do

As I got older and became a man

You would say “you’re never to old to hold my hand”

Your last words to me were to be good

I cried and said “yes I know like a grandson should”

When I cry and my tears leave streaks

I can feel your precious hands wiping my cheeks

When I get on my knees and pray at night

I can hear you say “don’t forget to sit up straight and eat right”

I know you’re the best by far

I want to say I Love You and HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA

Final Thought: My Grandma Hazel birthday is today and she would have been ninety-four (94) and I miss her so much. Every year on her birthday, I sit and cry as I think about her. I think about her everyday, but for some reason, I seem to think about her and I cry non-stop. I remember when I was a kid, I would beg my dad to let me spend the night at my grandma house. She would even call my dad and ask him if it was his weekend to pick me up and if it was, she would tell him to drop me off at her house. At that time I was her only grandchild and yes she spoiled me, but never let me lose sight of who I was and to always be well manner. As she got older, her health began to fail and I would go to see her just about everyday. I still remember the last time I saw her in the hospital and she was having trouble breathing and she could barley talk. She took a deep breath and said to me “you be good” and for a moment she was breathing good. After that she started having trouble breathing again. It caught me off guard and I was stuck for a moment. She passed away a few days later in 2000 and she was seventy-nine (79). Her funeral was suppose to be the following week, but because of the weather, her funeral wasn’t until two weeks later and her funeral was held on my birthday. So you can only imagine the feelings that were going on inside of me. I love you grandma and happy birthday. Thanks for reading…

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