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Well, I finally put the book up at ISSUU. In a way, it was quite hard to let this one be put up, unlike the first book. Why? It isn’t finished yet. There is more yet to do if the book is to actually find its way into print format. I am trying hard to get this put into the print world using Hampton Press at the moment. Will it make the cut? Will it be rejected? Will I have to self-publish? All questions that I am sure that every author feels when trying to break into the publishing world. It is about confidence.
I know the book is good, very good. I realize that this sounds egotistical and filled with hubris, yet I do sense that this different approach to getting the word out about Jung and Jungian Psychology has an important role to play. So why the doubts? Well, I am not a certified Jungian analyst and that fact discredits my efforts in that community. So, now, it is up to the wider community to either accept or ignore this effort.
This book isn’t about photography or poetry though both are featured in prominent positions in the book. It isn’t even about the SoFoBoMo challenge. That challenge was an excuse to make a book that has been sitting waiting for me to realize its presence within. For that, I am thankful to Paul Butzi and the challenge he offered to so many photographers, both amateur and professional alike.
This book is about community, what I am giving back to community. It is also about the dialogues I am having with others who are reading and then discussing with me, this book. This process began partway through the book as I sought to make sure that I was heading in the right direction; and the process continues even though it is now released in a web version in time to qualify for the SoFoBoMo challenge.
So, does this book have meaning for you? Would you care to talk about it? If so, the book is available for reading by clicking on the image of the book off to the right side of this post, or clicking here.
Today’s photo was taken yesterday while I was on the golf course. We had stopped on one set of tee boxes in order to enjoy a small picnic before teeing off. Since it was a weekday in farming country, quite a distance from a city of any decent size, we basically had the golf course to ourselves. We walk when we golf rather than use a golf cart, part of our efforts to remain in decent physical and mental health. As you can see, the course is in the hills, so it gives us a good workout to walk this long course of about 7000 yards.
The second SoFoBoMo book is basically done. I expect that I will post it up later today to the ISSUU site. I won’t be enabling the download option as I am trying to get a publisher to print the book rather than go the BLURB option. Of course, I will post a link at the SoFoBoMo site so that people will find the book.
Community is interesting. I golfed with a group of local men last night and I played terribly. Usually I can be counted on to come in with a good score to help in our team’s placement versus about fifteen other teams. Not so last night as I wasn’t feeling well. The team members were quick to make sure that I was reassured that my game would come back rather than display frustration with me and my poor game. This was totally out of character for these rough and tumble country guys. I rarely see them display concern for each other. Rather, it is usually the typical displays of anger, frustration and remorseless teasing that comes to the forefront when they perform poorly. Interesting. I wonder why there is change in their behaviour? Perhaps there is something about affecting change in others through one’s presence.
A second post for today, not because I missed yesterday, but simply to announce that my first eBook has been published as a PDF. Using the ISSUU service, the finished product is quite neat. This is the first of a series of such books. I will be doing a second book by the end of June, a book that will be at least twice the size with a minimum of thirty-five photos and an appropriate amount of text.
This book documents with photos, the Yucatecan estuary that is a swampland found within minutes of my winter villa. The book deals with the issue of midlife crisis, drawing on my experiences as well as the words of Jungians (including Jung) on the topic. I conclude the book with the words of “Dark Night of the Soul“, the poem of St. John of the Cross. I hope you enjoy reading and viewing the book.