When we start out writing whether as book, poems, stories or even just blogs we are always so happy and sometimes surprised when others enjoy our work. No one could be more surprised that I when I published my book to get the compliments I have and the biggest complement was those who liked what they saw and forked out their hard-earned money to purchase their own copy.
The second great compliment is those who have asked me to sign their copies. I am so thrilled I can hardly contain myself. It is obvious this is my first book. The next thing is the invite to be a guest on a local TV show to talk about my book.
What was just me sharing stories of my life and hairdressing and modeling career has turned out to be something others want to read about in print. At 67 I never expected such an accomplishment let alone one that would interest so many.
I walked into he bank yesterday to do banking and the manager saw my book in my hand and asked, “Is that it?” I said with pride, “Yes.” without a beat she said, “Is that one mine?” I had to tell her no that it was my proof copy but the others would be delivered to-day. “Make sure I have my signed copy to-morrow ok?” With a proud heart I said, “Absolutely and thank you.” I was delighted.
Does this all sound like the reaction of a dreamer or do we all feel this way at first?