It’s a cold, wet January eve. Sixty days before the start of the campaign for the book. The hidden fear is slowly but surely rising from the hidden places inside of my soul. At the same time, people around me are smiling, giving me thumbs up and sharing their favorite motivational phrases with me. They want my book to be successful because they know how much faith and heart I have put into this project. But there is great fear inside of me, telling me that I won’t be able to let enough people around the world know about the book. So many books have already been written on this topic and so many of them turned out to be useless. I am an unknown author from a tiny European country nobody knows about. How can I convince people that my book is good? How can I convince people that my book is different? That my book is something they have never read before, despite the fact it includes famous theories. How can I make my book shine through the thousands of other books with shinny covers?
I can’t do that – not without a million dollar budget. I can only trust in my work and in the message of the book. I can believe in people who are passionately helping me without knowing if the book will be successful or not. One of them is an illustrator Mladen Melanšek, the only man who “dared” to contribute his male perspective to the book for men, which was written by a woman. I am eagerly waiting for his first drafts. I know his work will represent the vital part to the whole project, which is why I appreciate his efforts tremendously. I also appreciate the help of my friend Špela Črnič, who is translating my work into English. Her part is important as well, because she need to transfer my sentences into a foreign language without losing boldness and hidden meanings. Of course, there are more people who are being supportive of me and my book and I am thankful for every single one of them.
My plan is to launch the book with the help of crowd funding and avoid being robbed by big corporations (meaning publishing houses) or being used by small ones. Too much work, love and faith was put into this project for it to be advertised as just another book on relationships. It is so much more than that.
If you decide to show your support, I can promise you that this book will change your life. That is the power of this book. Not because of my writing skills, but because of its source – the inspiration, from which it was created.
I invite you to read some of the extracts and check out the chapter titles of the book here. Thank you!