Slow Moving Dreams

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 5:46 AM

The Big Day

Today is the big day! Today is the day my first book comes out in the stores although I'm not sure if anyone has the books yet. I'm excited but I'm also a little apprehensive. What if nobody buys it? I've always thought that at my age it really didn't matter if anybody bought my book. I wasn't writing for the applause or the money, I was writing for myself. But now the big day is here and I realize that I do want recognition and success. I guess that's part of the human condition. No matter what, I'm going to keep writing. It's cheaper than therapy and it makes me happy. In the interim, I'll be pounding the streets, knocking on doors, making sure the independant bookstores are carrying my book. Even that is fun though. You get to meet people. You get to schmooze a little. It's a hoot. Last week I was in New York City, stopping in bookstores all over town, smiling, trying to get them to order a few copies. Getting the book out there is priority number one. If it's good, it should sell itself. I don't have the big name and I don't have the big publishing house behind me-- I have to rely on the product, the book itself. Substance over form. Today is the beginning!

Anonymous EddieEast said...

Congrats on the big day! I posted on this website I go on. I can't wait to read your book. Should be here in the next day or so. Everyone has told me the book was great.  

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how are the sales coming? I read the excerpt and other words in this blog. I expect it will do well.  

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