So far so good on the book; I have a five-star review on Amazon and I have received some nice messages via e-mail and on Facebook. There also is a nice review here on my friend Felicity’s blog: http://daily-dronezone.blogspot.com/2012/02/review-of-complicated-life-in-small.html?spref=tw. So now I can breathe a sign a relief in knowing that people have read my work and that they actually like it. That makes me feel good. But I am waiting patiently for that “bad” review that I know inevitably will come. My publisher promised me that not everyone would like my book and I’m sure he’s right, I just hope that by the time the “bad” review comes, that I have so many “good”reviews that I won’t even care.
I took my son to the doctor the other day and while doing the paperwork the man behind the counter asked my occupation. For the very first time I got to say author. He was so impressed that he logged onto Amazon and downloaded my book. Yesterday I was talking to my insurance agent and I told him about my book, he pre-ordered a copy on Amazon. Last night watching the kids play kickball I told the person sitting next to me about my book, another book sold. I will not rest until every person on this planet has a copy of my book!
Tomorrow the editor of the Monticello Express newspaper is coming to my house to interview me. I’m completely freaked out about it. I have never
done an interview as an author and I’m nervous about what questions she will ask me. I also know that the animaasity blog will come up and although the whole
goal is to go big, I fear that some of the readers may not like what I have to say. I’m feeling a bit insecure you could say. Our little bus is about to get a lot bigger and I hope I can remain a “good driver” that takes you to the places you want to go. You guys have been with me from the beginning and I am forever grateful for that.
Yesterday I asked about your favorite TV shows and I received a variety of answers: Castle, Swamp People, American Pickers, Person of Interest and Antiques Roadshow. I also learned something shocking about one of my (old) favorite shows. A friend of a friend of a friend told me that their second cousins uncle once removed (you get the picture) went to visit the store that Pawn Star’s is shot in. They were waiting in line to get in and the producer of the show came out and asked him if he would like to take an item in to sell. The man said they don’t get enough cool stuff for the show so they give people stuff to bring in and film! That completely ruins the show for me –staged reality TV is not reality TV. Pawn Stars is crossed off my list.
Dianne Duwe mentioned the show Antiques Roadshow. I used to watch that show too until one day I went to one of their events. They were “buying”
items and promised huge dollar amounts. I took in some old money and a signed painting from the late 1800’s. They offered me $35 for everything I had. I had
$40 in money alone at face value. I walked away mad and was upset that I wasted my time. I’m sure some people do come out ahead but I think most of us just get ripped off.
Swamp People and Castle are shows that I have never watched but they both look interesting. My daughter love’s Billy The Exterminator so we have just started watching the new season. Billy looks pretty rough in this episode and I haven’t seen Ricky or his parents yet. That’s a good show too if you like bugs and critters.
Have a good day passengers!