Thank you to everyone who has supported me on my journey to publication through following my blog, providing feedback and cheering me on! Also, thanks to all my friends and family members who are celebrating with me on this very exciting accomplishment!
The May issue of The Authority, the monthly newsletter for the Connecticut Authors & Publishers Association (CAPA) features an announcement of the publication of my book, “Inspirations, Transformations & Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey!”
Happy Mother’s Day to my mom in heaven. I wish she could be here with me to celebrate something she always believed I would someday do: publish my own book. This is my way of sharing it with her; by placing the book with my family photos and the moon.
My first book Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey is dedicated to my mother, Evelyn “Dede” Ritter. She always let me know that she believed in my capability to be successful in whatever I set out to do. Even today, she continues to inspire me in the choices I make and the way I view life.
I am very excited to announce that my sister Amy Beth Ritter, has officially started her own blog “What my heart needs to release: working my way to self love.”
In her very first blog post, (When you go through a breakup, and you no longer have your mother’s arms to comfort you), Amy captures the longing to feel a mother’s embrace during emotional times. As a mother to two young energetic boys, Amy exemplifies the strength and unconditional love our own mother demonstrated. Yet, as Amy explains with honest humility, no matter how old we are, nor how strong we act, we all still yearn for the unapologetic love and support of the woman we call “Mom.”
Amy has always has a quiet passion for writing, and I am so excited that she is taking the courageous steps to share her own writing with others. My sister showed me overwhelming encouragement and support to start sharing my own writing, and helped me perfect so many of my poems including “Please Daddy, Won’t You Walk With Me.” I can’t wait to see what she will share with us next.
In honor of my mother, and so many others who have, and continue to battle breast cancer, 10% of the profits from “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” sold on Ebay will be donated to the Susan G. Komen charity.
The Susan G. Komen charity’s mission is to “Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.”
Please visit the link below to purchase your copy on ebay and help contribute to this charity: ebay.us/93eWph
I am excited to announce the upcoming publication of my first book!
“Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” will be available for purchase in paperback and e-book on Amazon. This book features a collection of fifty poems reflecting personal growth in my aspirations, relationships, and understanding of my life.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me on my journey to publication through following my blog, providing feedback and cheering me on!
Please check back for updates on the final release date and available link.
Today I received a notification from the WordPress website announcing I have reached my two-year anniversary achievement! Since I first registered my blog: “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories,” I have posted over 100 blog entries. In fact, this post marks my 140th blog.
While I have enjoyed writing my whole life, I had only ever shared my writing with selected friends and family members. Two years ago, when I was feeling particularly nostalgic, I shared one of these pieces of writing with my sister. Upon reading it, she encouraged me to share it on Facebook. The overwhelming response I received from friends and family motivated me to create this WordPress blog and start sharing more of my writing.
I will admit even after all this time, I still get butterflies every time I publish a new post. The apprehension that prevented me from sharing previously, often causes me to scrutinize my posts in an attempt to predict how readers will perceive them and how they may consequently affect other people’s perceptions of me. However, I appreciate any and all feedback I have received. In fact, the constructive criticism I’ve received has helped me to revise many of my poems to more accurately express my intended message.
One of the things I’ve enjoyed about posting my writing is seeing which posts generate the most positive feedback. Poems and stories can resonate with individual people differently depending on their own beliefs, experiences and preferences. I have been pleasantly surprised and intrigued on several occasions when a post I was hesitant to publish turns out to be one of the most successful.
The two-year anniversary of my blog is also bittersweet since I am just days away from publishing my very first book! I am proud to announce Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey will be available for purchase on Amazon in both print and e-book formats. This book will feature a collection of fifty of my poems reflecting my personal growth in my aspirations, relationships, and understanding of my life.