Been There, Done ThatYes, I did write a book (well I've written many through the years) AND it was published. It was published by PublishAmerica, which was yet another 'life lesson'. I wrote a sort of murderous mystery story, actuially I Co-wrote it. A friend that I met through a poetry site and I had exchanged 'character' thoughts and I (being the queen of the 'Bossame' tribe, that I am) sugessted we put his character and my character together and see where it woul go. And it flew! (we were writing across thr pond-one of us in the U.K.and on in the U.S.) We wrote our book in about 6 months- then found PublishAmerica and the story was accepted. Then we decided (foolishly) to self edit as we were so anxious to see it in print. I now have the utmost respect for editors. They are the unsung heroes of publishing.
I was so disappointed with the final outcome of our book I chose not to push it on the public- I still stand behind the story and the characters bu the finished product...sucks. so- ANOTHER LESSON IN THE GAME OF LIFE.
I WILL write another book (I have finished two more, actually) BUT I am now 'gun shy' and have not pursued publishing again (yet)