Just last week, I was so happy as my first book was published. Although it was not through a publisher. Because I don’t have much money, I had to print it on my own and have it book-bind.
Here in the Philippines, you have to pay the publishing house and the bookstore for them to sell your book. So there goes my remedy.
I have dreamed for this for 13 years.
When I was 13 years old, I wrote my first poems. There was a funny story behind it though. I was heartbroken by that time and the only way I could let it out is to write poems. So there. After writing five poems, I got an idea to write a lot of poems and have it published someday.
It was my secret dream. I didn’t tell anybody. Even my mother haven’t known about it. I asked my mom to keep my four notebooks full of poem, but then, it got lost. So I got discouraged.
In 2012, my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I opened a blog the day I knew it. Because I knew that I’m going to need to write again to let it out. Things turn out different. The pain that I felt was solely great that writing didn’t help.
Few months had passed, I recovered the life in me that I almost lost. I didn’t close my blog as I tried to write about the things that come to my mind.
Then, inspiration comes. I was able to write poems again. So I compiled the poems and had it in a book.
I have included the collaboration poems I had with some poets here in WordPress.
Now it’s for sale 🙂
I’m not selling it for profit. I sell it so I share my passion.
Thanks be to God for He allowed this to happen.