Hubby gave me a book for Christmas called The Art of Asking, by Amanda Palmer.
I connected with Palmer on page 17.
“When artists* work well, they connect people to themselves, and they stitch people to one another, through this shared experience of discovering a connection that wasn’t visible before.”
This sentence hit home because this is my aim in publishing Born in My Heart: A Bittersweet Adoption Blessing the traditional route.
I want people to connect with me and others through the topics my book addresses – addiction, foster care and adoption, parenting, relationships, and the list goes on – and show those people they aren’t alone.
All the other reasons I want to publish the traditional route stem from this sentence, as branches grow from trees.
*My definition of an artist is one who creates.