My Publishing Journey
by Kaya Omodele @TheAbeng #TheAbeng
My book The Abeng and My Conscious Pen: Cries of Redemption is now in the hands of my editor.
The challenges getting a book published while behind a prison fence are many; obstacles jump up outta darkness like duppies/jumbies in the night. A problem will inevitably roll up like some old higue wanting to suck out all your energy and joy, threatening to transform your process into a nightmare.
But don't worry! Problems are mere opportunities to find creative solutions; so, fret not thyself. The ancient Egyptians found ways to time and harness the disastrous overflowing of the Nile; they converted destructive annual flooding into irrigation from which sprang one of the world's earliest and greatest civilizations. In other words, they made sugar outta ssshhhh (shingles ;-) )
So, right about now, I'm saying "Big up!" to my very own team of ancient Egyptians:
- My editor Tynisha from Dasheen Magazine and Camelitta Ink & Co...
- My publisher Sabrina from Beneath The Surface, Publishing...
- My production manager/marketing and sales specialist Rene...
- And Midnight Express Books for helping me maintain The Abeng and My Conscious Pen platform, not to mention my sanity.
I give nuff thanks and honor, Ladies.
It takes a village, people.