Monday, October 28, 2019

A long, long slog

It's been a long time since I wrote for this blog.  Probably months.  My head and spirit has been filled with marketing my book, "Sitting in the Silence."  It has been daunting.  Even harder than writing the darn thing!  Oh sure, the book publisher will be so helpful with marketing--at a steep price.  So, after forking up a lot of green stuff and months of back and forth with strange voices somewhere out there in cyberland, I'm asked to fork over even more of my green stuff to have them market the baby.

My first royalty check (infusion, I mean) came in.  A huge $78.45.  Wow!  I am sure F. Scott Fitzgerald didn't do this writing just for the fun of it.  He had crazy Zelda to support, even though she was a great writer herself.  Maybe in his days they bartered for pages.  He'd call his publisher and ask for a case of scotch for 100 pages.  Then a table for 10-12 at a famous restaurant in Paris for the next 100 pages.  I could go for that(the restaurant in Paris, I mean).

My people have been fabulous, showing up for multiple book signings.  I begged my local library to have a signing there.  It was the place where I had my first library card.  Remember those little tan cards with a piece of metal attached with your own number on it?  It was my most valued possession.
The book signings are so much fun and I am so grateful for all who attend.

This move to a new state has brought up problems with book signings.  First, not that many people know me here.  Second, the book stores are hurting.  Third, they don't recognize self-published books.  So, this woman gets creative and I've joined a church that is open to my dribble/words of wisdom.  I'll have a workshop there and hawk my wares.  A girls got to do what a girls got to do.

So, dear blog readers.  I ask if you have purchased one of my wonderful works to please write a review - send it to me? and recommend the book to your nearest bookstore.  I'd really, really appreciate it.