The proof copy of my book Following the Bread Crumbs arrived today! It's just about like Christmas. I didn't actually set out to write a book. I wanted to take really great photographs, so in 2012 I attended my first serious photography workshop, and I started improving my skills as a photographer. Then I got this idea that I should use my photos to create prayer stations for my church in the summer months when we didn't offer Sunday school. One thing led to another, and after three summers of weekly prayer stations, people started saying, "You should do something with these."
Hmmm. But what should I do? I decided to collect them into a book format, and what sounded like a simple project took on a life of its own. I needed a publisher, one that offered color printing for the photos I would use. All of the individual meditations had to be put into one complete manuscript. There were revisions. And more revisions. And decisions. Who knew how many choices would need to be made? Even though the publisher said this would all be on my timeline, it seemed to move along pretty quickly.
Now, here it is. My first book!
First book? Does that mean there will be more?
Shirley K. Weyrauch
I love reading, writing, and photography! Spending time with my family and friends around the kitchen table is about the best occasion I know. I'm just beginning to stretch my creative wings, so here's to gentle breezes and clear skies.