Psst....Want to hear a secret???

 

Hard for me to believe…but it is time  for me to order more books!!!  I remember when I made my first order… and when boxes of them arrived at my door I thought…”Am I nuts??…What ever will I do with so many books???” Hard for me to believe I am needing to order more so soon. 

 I must admit that…there are days when I feel more like a car sales man than I do an author…When I took on this book publishing task…little did I know it what it all meant….It took on a life of its own….The best way to expain it is like the making of a snowball …at the top of a hill…one that starts out small enough to hold in your hand… but when you roll down the hill…. it in the snow…it gets bigger and bigger.   I suppose the trick is to control it so it does not become too big…I suppose the size of the hill would make a difference in the outcome. 

So now that has me thinking…if the life of a newly published author…is like the formation of a snowball…one that you set in the snow and roll…one that gets bigger and bigger…and harder to push….Like the making of a snowball…can a new author’s enthusiasm do the same….grow and grow…and at some point…become more and more difficult to keep up???? 

I think about such things and wonder about me and my adventure….I wonder if I will lose the enthusiasm I have had now for over a year….Not so far!!!…. I suppose it would be best to be proactive  so as not to find myself there…unenthusiastic. ….Maybe I have been already???…let’s see…launches, reading, signings, visits and visits to daycare, making Sam stuff  (working on a puppet right now)…and taking workshops…possibly plans to put on a workshop with a writer friend of mine about our adventures so far… 

Well , I am feeling pretty motivated at the moment…I think I will now go and put in my book order… Just for fun I asked my publisher what free P.R. items might they give me with my order and…I was happily surprised when  they gave me a list to choose from . 

Well…happy writing …reading…relaxing or whatever you want to spend today doing.  Till tomorrow I will leave you with one more WEIRD addition to my beard/mustache collection… 

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