Today was my self-imposed deadline for getting the final version of ''Breastfeeders Anonymous'' off to the publishers... and, I DID IT!!! With a lot of help from my fabulous mum - computer wiz extrodinaire. I wanted to take a photo of the finish ''pile of paper'' before I sent it off and if I'd remembered, I would have posted it on here, but call it mum's brain, breastfeeder's brain, whatever - I forgot! Thus, this is a dull post without pics.
For the next few weeks, while I wait to get the first copy of my baby in my hands, I'll be working hard on soliciting publicity for the book. Scary stuff, because believe it or not, I'm not very good at being pushy.
Anyway in the mean time, thought I'd just share with you a few of the wonderful things that have happened to me over the course of writing this book:
* I kept my brain active and stimulated while researching and writing the book at a time when I could have been tempted to succomb to daytime television and too much ironing - yeah right!
* I learnt so much, not only about breastfeeding but also about other aspects of mummy-hood, such as labour, natural parenting, etc.
* I "met" loads of wonderful people - experts, mums willing to contribute their personal stories and fabulous photos, and people who were simply happy to help out wherever they can. In the last month or so of putting the book together, this has been even more true. I've made some wonderful contacts both personally and professionally.
* I have become a kind of breastfeeding point-of-call to many friends/acquaintances who know of my interest in breastfeeding and who have subsequently come to me for questions, support! Keep coming - breastfeeding is something I love to discuss and love to encourage.