Odds and Ends
A few random thoughts and annotations:
Saturday’s book signing went well. There were moments of busyness when I was meeting and greeting and talking and signing while a line formed and there were moments of solitude when I stood behind my table and watched folk pass the bookstore trying steal glances at the oddball behind the table while appearing to ignore me. I was so tempted to say, “I see you looking this way, don’t try to hide it, you know you want a book. Please want a book. Please.” But I promised myself I wouldn’t beg or grovel. All in all it was a good outing, a well-spent three hours.
I recently had someone ask me a question I’ve never had thrown at me before. She purchased Darlington Woods on Saturday and finished it by Sunday. She asked, does it bother you that what took you six months to write, someone reads in two days? Hmmm, great question. It’s like asking a chef if he minds putting two hours into a great meal only to have his company down it in ten minutes. My answer was no, of course it doesn’t bother me. I don’t care how long it takes me to write a book, if someone reads it in only a few days that’s a huge compliment. People are busy and for them to take hours out of their day to read something I wrote is flattering and humbling.
My publisher and I are collaborating on something very cool and new. I don’t know of any other author who has something like this. Stay tuned for more information. I’m hoping to have something to show you by the end of this month.