I’m thrilled to share the collaboration has begun with an amazing illustrator for my first children’s book!! The release date will be later this year, specifics TBD. This road is one I haven’t traveled before, so a learning curve is ever present. But the journey will be delightful as I watch my adorable character come to life in color on pages through beautiful illustrations. Not to mention, the important message included in the story for both children and adults. More information will follow throughout the year as progress moves forward, and I’m sporting a Big smile…
So, food for thought in haiku form…
transform into intentions
rewards lie in wait
As I’ve mentioned in prior posts, the progress for my upcoming book, Ever So Gently, is slowly advancing. Life has interrupted at times, but the plan is to release it next month. For the cover, I wanted a minimalist design with soothing shades to complement the title and message I’m conveying. I may play around with the font and placing of the text, but below is a mock sample:
A snippet from the introduction:
“Ever So Gently expresses how I welcome nature’s offerings. The gentle way in which I should react to life’s challenges. The gentle grace in my heart that is full of gratitude for the love in my life, for being loved. For the support of my family and friends through every stumble and every celebration. When I greet a new day, I am reminded to breathe and live gently. We live in a world riddled with chaos and tragedy, but beauty surrounds us if we open our eyes. I may not always succeed in gentle, but if I slip up, I will try again. A variety of emotions is felt throughout the collection because life can be joyful, but it can also be messy. As to the style of poetry, most are free verse, but since I enjoy trying different forms, I’ve included syllabic poetry as well.
Style notwithstanding, the purpose of compiling this collection is for you, the reader, to discover at least one, but hopefully, a few poems that will evoke a special memory or remind you that you are not alone living with the emotions in your heart. Perhaps you’ll get a good laugh or experience an aha moment. Most importantly, when you turn the last page, I hope you discover the reward of living Ever So Gently.“
Thank you for reading and for your wonderful support in the past! Stay tuned for more information on both books in future posts. May your weekend be filled with adventure and big smiles! ❤️
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98 thoughts on “Living Ever So Gently”
How wonderful! Seems right “on brand” too… lovely 🙂
Thanks for your wonderful words and support, Paula! I appreciate them! 💗
I love it, Lauren! The title and the intro are exquisite. Beautiful, serenes, and inspirational. With every good wish, MW 🙏
Wow, thanks very much, MW! I appreciate your lovely comment so much! Sending love and light! ❤️🌺
looking forward to it!
Thanks so much, Beth! 💞🙏🏻
Congratulations, Lauren. I love it when my children’s books start taking shape with the illustrations. It is a lot of fun. Michael and I will have a new Sir Choc for Halloween. Exciting about your new poetry book too. I look forward to reading it.
Thanks, Robbie! I can see how much fun it is and will be after receiving the first illustration! The ride is going to be exciting! That’s wonderful about your and Michael’s new book too. I’ll watch for it. Thanks for your wonderful support! ❤️🤗
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Thank you for spreading the word, Jonathan! So kind of you! 🙏🏻
I love the sound of ‘Ever so gently’ Lauren. I’m looking forward to reading it. Congratulations on the children’s book, too. I’m very happy for you. Hugs❤️
Your words are like music to my ears, Smitha. 🙂 Thanks so much for your support. By the way, I have your book, but I’m currently reading another. So, I may be slow, but I know I’ll love it and will write a review as well. I’ll keep you posted.
Hugs to you, and Congrats again! ❤️
Oh, Lauren, I can’t wait! …and I love how it’s progressing!
Great news, my dearest friend!!!!👏
LOVE and extra HUGS!!!!
Thanks, Marina! You are awesome, my friend! Lots of Love and loads of hugs coming your way too!!!! ❤️🤗🎉🙏🏻💐❤️
…and many many more back to you!!!!!
Congratulations Lauren on
Approaching your goal. You are an inspiration.
Thanks for the good wishes, Sadje, and for your kindness. 💞🙏🏻
Always, my friend
Congratulations, that’s great news. The poetry book looks so gorgeous too. And lovely haiku.
Thanks for your lovely comment, Pooja! I appreciate it very much! 💗
You’re totally welcome! 💖
I love this Lauren and so wonderful. 😍
Thanks, Anita! I appreciate your energy and kind words! ❤️
Many congratulations! How exciting! 💖
Thanks so much, Colleen! I didn’t plan on two books this year, but my illustrator was ready to get the ball rolling for the children’s book and I wasn’t going to argue. 🙂 So, I’m excited for both. ❤️🤗
Best wishes on these books, Lauren
Thanks, John! I always appreciate your support. 🙂
Congratulations on your progress with both projects, Lauren! I’m excited for you. I think the background for your new poetry book works really well to convey a sense of gentleness.
Thanks, Liz! I’m so glad you feel the cover works well for the mood. I’ll let the artist know. 🙂 And I’m happy to hear that too. In my prior books, I’ve used photographs, so I wanted to do something different this time around. And then the title came and I followed it…thanks again!
You’re welcome, Lauren! I find book cover design fascinating.
A lovely title and cover, Lauren. 🦋 Best wishes with all of your upcoming creative projects! 👏🏻
Thanks very much, Michele. Your supportive words mean the world to me. 🙂 🙏🏻💜
You’re very welcome! 💗
I like the serene vibe of your next book, Robbie! 😀
Hi Marian, I appreciate your lovely words, but this isn’t Robbie’s book, it’s my book. She left a wonderful comment supporting my book projects. Thanks so much for stopping by. 🤗
Sorry for the confusion–and congratulations on your upcoming publication, Lauren!
No worries at all, Marian! I appreciate your visit and good wishes! ❤️
I’m excited! I look forward to reading the new book!
Aww, thanks so much, Carol Anne. I’m so happy to ‘hear’ that! ❤️
There’s serenity and grace in the cover. And your haiku and brief introduction are enticing. All the best to you, Lauren. Looking forward to reading 👏 Blessings on all your endeavors. 💗
That’s exactly what I was going for in the cover, Selma, and thanks for your kind words about the intro. too. I appreciate your good wishes and kind support. 💞🤗
Thanks so much, Anjali! 💗
You’re welcome!! 😊
Congratulations! I look forward to learning more about this venture. ❤
Thanks, Layla! I appreciate your lovely support. ❤️
Thank you, Sherry! 💞🙏🏻
Wishing you all the best Lauren. Looking forward to more about these books.
Thanks, Balroop! Your support is greatly appreciated. 💗
🥳 Congratulations Lauren on your success…slowly, but surely! 👍🏼 You got this girlfriend. 🤜🏼🤛🏼
Aww, thanks for your vote of confidence, Kym! I know I got this! I just can’t wait ’till I get there! 😁 Hugs and thanks again! ❤️🌺🌻
That seems like quite the challenge, Lauren, balancing two books at the same time with one being a totally different and new genre for you. On the other hand, it sounds like you are having fun. Keep on rolling and laughing— gently. 🙂
It’s not really, Curt, because there’s no timeline for the children’s book. I plan to release it in the fall or close to the holidays, so time is on our side. I’m nearing the finish line with the poetry book though for release next month. So, it’s all good. I’ve learned to lessen the pressure where it’s not necessary. 🙂 Thanks for your gentle and kind support! 🤗
Good. 🙂 Like you have to have time to get out in the woods!
Definitely! We always need time for the woods! 🌲
I love your introduction in your haiku in your new book sharing your wonderful new work in children’s poetry. Lovely work!! 🥰
Thanks so much, Cindy! The children’s book is separate that will come out in the fall or close to the holidays. And the poetry book will be out next month. A slow process, but sometimes life goes that way. 🙂 Thanks for your kind words, and I know you’re having so much fun with your book tour! Hugs 💞
You are cranking things out which is so impressive!!! I’m in awe and you are so welcome. I am, it’s great fun!!! Thanks too Lauren! 🙏🏼
I’m impressed with you, Cindy! And you’re welcome! 🎉🤗💞
Fantastic Lauren! Both projects!
I love the energy that you share here and I cant’t wait to read your books.
Enjoy the process and have a lovely day my friend. 💙
Thanks so much, Marie, for your awesome support! I love it and appreciate it so much! Wishing you a lovely day too! Hugs 💞🌻
So lovely post with dear your cute dog and congratulations on the Children’s book dear friend 🌷🙏✍️💐 your written explanation inspired to read 😍👍 All The Best Wishes dear friend 👏
Thanks very much, Thattamma, for your lovely comment and wishes. They’re greatly appreciated. Hugs 🌻💖
Thank you so much and most welcome dear friend 🌹🙏♥️😊God bless 👏
Congrats on the progress with your children’s book, Lauren! The cover of your poetry book definitely has a soothing feel. 🙂
Yvette M Calleiro 🙂
Thanks for your wonderful wishes, Yvette. It’s an exciting time, but I’ll be glad when the finished product is in my hands. 🙂 By the way, for some reason, I’m not receiving your blog post notifications and I don’t know what to do. I followed you again, hoping that would solve the problem. So if you have any thoughts, please let me know. Thanks again! 💗
I wish I did, but Blogger is not user-friendly. I’m hoping to spend some time this summer trying to fix the problem. Thanks for letting me know. I appreciate you trying. 🙂
Okay, I’ll visit you manually then. 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
You’ve certainly been keeping busy! Good luck with your new books!
Yes, busy for sure, Binky. But it’s been a fun busy, which is the good kind. 🙂 Thanks so much for your good wishes! Happy Monday!
Love it already. 🖤
Thanks so much! 🙏🏻
Looks beautiful Lauren. Congrats on your next upcoming books! ❤
Thanks so much, Debby! I appreciate your support and good wishes. Hugs 💞
Congratulations on both your books, Lauren. The cover of your book is looking very beautiful. I think you must not change it and nature is always at its best. Thanks a lot for your awesome post.
Thanks so much, Kamal! I’m so glad to hear that about my cover too. I love it. I just wanted soothing colors and a minimalist design. I appreciate your support! And I also hope you’re enjoying More than Coffee. 😁❤️
Yes Lauren your book is awesome and I am enjoying reading it. You are always welcome. Have a wonderful day. Lots of love and hugs 🤗❤️🤗❤️
Music to my ears, Kamal. Thank you! The sun is setting here, so I wish you a wonderful day tomorrow. 🙂 Sending love and hugs to you too! 💞🌻💞
Thanks to you too Lauren. Sending you love and light 💗🤗💗🤗
Best of luck with this new effort, Lauren. Love the Lab!
Thanks for the visit and good wishes, Jacqui!
Good luck, it’s so exciting ❤️
Thank you so much! 🙏🏻💞