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Elizabeth Damewood Gaucher is encouraging friends, writers and readers of her Esse Diem blog to have a little literary fun. She’s creating an “Esse Diem meme” with pictures of her fans with their favorite books. I asked her if it would be too shameless of me to take my picture with one of my own books. Her reply: “I’m counting on you to do that!” Well, I’ve never been one to disappoint a friend…
If you want to know more about Esse Diem, which I highly recommend, or this meme, check it out: www.essediemblog.com
As I scan back through my most recent blog posts, I realize I’ve been talking about Wreck of the Huron a lot lately. I also know there will be more posts and comments on the topic. Unfortunately, that comes with the territory. While writing a book is hard work, promoting it is harder. That’s something most writers are unprepared for. They expect the world to beat a path to their door simply because they’ve strung a group of words together. The occasional “overnight success story” doesn’t help to disabuse writers of that notion, either.
One of the greatest thrills from writing is talking to people who have either read what I’ve written or are interested in reading it. There is nothing more humbling or satisfying than being asked to sign a copy of one of my books. Last night I signed a few at the South Charleston Public Library after giving a short talk on the writing process and this story in particular. It’s just the coolest feeling in the world. I’m working on a couple more places where I will sign books in the not too distant future and I’m really looking forward to it.
On the other hand, I realize I need to get out and have an adventure totally unrelated to this book or anything else I’ve written about recently; something to spark the creative juices. That’s my challenge for myself for the weekend. It’s time to get out away from the house and have some fun.
Maybe I’ll see you out there, too. I hope so.
If not, can I suggest a book you might like to read? 😉.