I have accepted a Facebook challenge to write every day for five days. It was the kick-in-the-pants I needed to re-start the blog.
The last seven months have been a blaze of excitement with the publication of No Rehearsal: A Memoir. Seven years in the making, the publication of this memoir was the fruition of much writing, revising, tears, revising, remembering, revising and more revising.
Promoting the book has been great fun. From the launch party on July 15th at Joseph-Beth in Lexington to the many book clubs, I have enjoyed every single event. An extrovert's delight to discuss the many hours of introverted writing activity. Please allow me to brag a moment--our over 100 persons event at Joseph-Beth broke their record to attendees at a local author event, EXCEPT for basketball coach, John Calipairi but we're not sure yet whether we count him as local. Then our Quail Ridge Book Store event in Raleigh, NC doubled the size of their normal events and brought in old friends from around the area.
The promotion of a book never stops. This part of the process is generally not one authors like. I admit, I don't mind the worst of it and thoroughly enjoy the best of it.
Thank you to each of you who have purchased my book, read it and especially those of you who have sent me a personal response. Every response has been precious to me and one of the unexpected pleasures has been those of you that haven't been in my life for some years but have discovered the book and re-connected with me afterwards. What a delight!
Stay tuned for more engagements and now, more blog posts!