As a writer you live for moments like these:
i just finished reading your new book charmed and deadly i love it so much and can’t wait for more to come out… you are the best writer ever. –VaRsHA
It isn’t just the praise, which trust me we all like, it’s that someone took that ride with me and they got it. She went to the bookstore, bought the book, sat down and read it. And I entertained her. Its one person and I still want to jump around and yell whoohooo!
Conversely when people write mean, nasty things, it breaks your heart. But I’m trying to focus on the good. There’s so much in this business that you can’t control. Like which stores will take your books and how many. Or what reviewers say. (So far it’s been pretty darn good in that respect.) :-) But when people who love to read, say they love your book, well that’s better than a chocolate cupcake – with sprinkles.
You guys would be proud. I finally learned how to prick my fingers and arm to test the blood sugar so that it doesn’t hurt. It only took me an hour. :-) The doc gave me a cute little kit, and I figured it out all on my own.
I want to know what you guys are doing this weekend? I hope some of you local folk will be a the booksigning.
And what’s your favorite flower? I’m having a tough time with this one. I think it’s freesia, but I’m fond of antique roses.