Pitfalls and Purpose

I promised to let you know how my last event went. If nothing else, I strive to always keep my word. The event itself was nice. The library staff went all out to make it welcoming and pleasant for their first Authors Fair. Nineteen authors showed up loaded with books and ready to ply their wares.

There wasn’t a lot of attendance, unfortunately. Though from where I sat, most of the fiction authors sold a few of their books. We were separated according to sections; fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. Lots of compliments on my display, my jewelry and polite questions about my book. But paranormal romance was not going to be the genre of the day. I did sell a necklace, and at the very end of the event, a book. So, it wasn’t a total washout. And I had a good time. I met a couple of really nice authors that I was able to visit with, and one of my closest friends came with me to be my PA for the day. Other than dismal sales, it was a good time. One I’ll chalk up as a learning experience.

Right when you hit that bump in the road something gold happens and it’s smooth sailing again. I’m intentionally keeping my calendar clear in 2017 so I can focus on writing to get books out. Imagine my delight in finding two invitations to events in 2018. It’s a long way off, but the way my roller coaster is scooting along, it will be here before I know it. Making tentative plans and decisions now.

I don’t have anything else scheduled for the rest of the year, so it’s back to the writing cave. I decided to print out my manuscript of A Destiny Denied and give it a read through. Figured if the whole story is fresh in my mind again, maybe I can figure out how to wrap up the story. It didn’t take me long to realize I was on the right track. Armed with copious notes, I have my work cut out for me. But it’s a satisfying feeling in which I know where the story is going, how to end this one, and set the stage for the next one. Once again, I find myself eager to let the muses have their voices.

Till next week,

~ Madison



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