Parents of visual learns get ready… the book is almost here! I just returned from my printer after picking up a couple hundred copies of my book, Being Visual. Well, it’s not the real book — but the 95% version — the galley. But it looks like a book, smells like a book and feels like the real book. The galleys are the almost, almost, so very close version of a book. It’s the last stage before the absolute final edits, the version sent to magazine editors, media and reviewers. And while I am excited about being at the 95% stage, I am a bit in awe.
The truth is this book has been many years in the making. When I started the writing process, I didn’t envision myself a writer or have a realistic idea of just how long it takes to write a book. But there are times being naïve can be a blessing. So after months, which turned into years, of writing, researching and collecting stories from visual-spatial adults — Being Visual is complete.
Creating is a lot like the birthing process. You have a seed, a new beginning deep inside you, often before you know its there. You feed it, unknowingly, then knowingly. It grows and begins to take on a life of its own. You are changed in the process. Enriched by the experience. Matured by the required patience. Delighted to see it take shape and form. Anxious for it to arrive, but sorry to see it come to an end. Transformed by the labor experience. Amazed and honored to be part of the process.
And then it is here……