Today, we’d like to introduce you to Suzy Rosenstein. She hired the Get It Done team for Book Production Services. We’re proud to announce that her book is done!
Suzy took a painful loss (losing her parents at a very young age) and used this as the inspiration for her beautiful book.
Her message: treasure your life and celebrate those wrinkles and laugh lines as you grow older, because life is such a gift.
Enjoy Suzy’s story. Please join us in congratulating her on this wonderful achievement.
Suzy, you wrote a book! Congratulations on getting it done. How does it feel to be an author?
It feels great! I feel proud of getting the project done and putting it out there in the world!
Tell everyone about your book.
My tiny book baby is 50 Ways to Celebrate Life After 50: Get Unstuck, Avoid Regrets and Live Your Best Life.
It’s about the importance of celebrating your life and the simple fact that you’re alive, especially after 50. This has been a really important learning in my life, because my parents died very young (when I was a kid). I understood firsthand how they didn’t have the opportunity to age.
Getting older is something so many of us take for granted. Worse than that, it can feel really negative and nothing worth celebrating.
This book helps you change the way you think about midlife; each chapter is filled with upbeat, encouraging midlife goodness, all based in mindfulness principles.
Every author has a different writing process. Some people need to “get away” and check themselves into a hotel or cabin in the woods in order to focus. Some people like to write first thing in the morning, while others are night owls. What was your writing process for your book?
My process is more project-based. I considered each chapter or section of the book a project and focused on those one at a time. I timelined the chunks of work out in my calendar. For example, the intro was a project. Chapter 3 was a project and so on.
I like writing late at night, when the house is quiet, I have a nice cup of peppermint tea in a beautiful pottery mug and everyone’s asleep, even my dog and little parrot. It’s uninterrupted time. I’m surprisingly productive and creative at that hour of the day with nobody bugging me.
You decided to utilize our Book Production Services to create your book. What was your favorite part of the process?
I had the experience of working in a health education book publishing department for years and knew exactly the help I wanted to hire out.
Knowing I had a professional editor and designer and then help with coordination as well made all the difference. One less big thing to worry about. It gave me a lot of confidence.
Imagine someone out there who dreams of writing a book. But this person feels lots of doubt: “I’m nobody special,” “I’m not a very good writer,” “Who would want to read my book anyway?” Imagine you’re having coffee with this person. What would you say to them?
Well, you may not think of it this way, but there’s a cost when you have a special gift to share and don’t. It’s easy to think about the cost to you if you do. But there’s more.
Someone out there is just waiting to hear what you have to share. I like to think that they’re actually waiting for you to get over your fear. When you think about it as giving to others, it’s easier to be courageous.
What changes have you noticed since the book came out? Has the book led to new clients or unexpected opportunities? Do you feel inspired to keep writing and create even more?
I’ve been more creative since publishing the book, and it’s leading to having more fun in and with my coaching practice. Everyone’s having more fun!
Also, women are buying the book and coming into my community and becoming clients. It’s a beautiful thing.
Thank you for being willing to share your book journey, Suzy.