I am overwhelmed at the love y’all gave me after reading my last post. The one about my new adventure in writing. I mean staring at Facebook and crying, overwhelmed. My biggest fear was the people who really know me would say, “Who does she think she is?” Or worse, “What makes her think I would care about what she has to say?”
But y’all didn’t say that at all. Y’all got excited with me and said, “Go for it.” I even printed out the Facebook comments so I can read those words when the going gets tough (and I get my first rejection letter.) Writing a book has been a dream ever since I was a little girl and I’m excited to see the path to that dream rolling out in front of me.
“What’s the book about?”
Well, I’m putting my flight attendant experience to good use. I’m working on a fun travel guide for parent. It will focus on air travel and have tips and tricks to help from purchasing tickets to claiming your luggage at the baggage carrousel. I plan on including age specific packing lists for every member of the family. It’s got lots of flight attendant stories, too, to make it entertaining. I want it to help Mamas feel empowered to successfully travel with their children. If everyone is miserable during the flight, part of your journey will be stolen. There is no better classroom than the world and our American children need to get out there and learn.
I can use all the help I can get.
Surprisingly, the first step to getting a non-fiction book published is not writing the book. The first step is writing a book proposal. That’s what I’m doing now. The working title is Help Me Mama: An Air Travel Guide to Children.
If you have a story (good or bad), a tip or a question about flying with children, Please, Please, Please share it with me!