I’ve pondered what I wanted to talk about next, but alas, too many ideas slowed up the wheels of progress.
So, a brief recap.
Briefly, Book 2 of the Damaged series (tentatively titled “Defying Gravity”) is wending its way through the system. I’ll keep you apprised as events unfold.
Next up will be our much ballyhooed multi-author reading-signing-panel event in Buffalo, NY., Oct 6th, 7:00pm at the Pride Center of Western New York. Check out this line-up…Georgia Beers (I know!), Rachel Spangler, my go-to arranger, S.Alexander Smith (the legendary Smitty), fellow newbie author– Laurie Salzler, the ever modest Barrett, and the extraordinary actor/ Life coach Diane Gaidry!
Now, why am I hyping the heck out of this event?
Because…it is actually a dream come true. Yup. Nearly 2 years ago I had the good fortune of working with Diane as a Life Coach. (If I hadn’t, we would not be having this conversation-truly.) When we started to work on my goal of getting a book ready to pitch and hopefully published, she asked me a question.
“What do you want from me?” (don’t answer that, Spangler.)
I said, “I want you sitting beside me at my book signing.”
She said, “I’ll be there.” (how cool is this woman?)
Now, 22 months later, it will happen just as we planned it.
Once I achieved the goals I set for my first manuscript, I took off for Florida and the Golden Crown Literary Society convention, by myself, proposals in hand. I didn’t know a soul.The very first evening I met Georgia and Rachel and we ended up discussing, who else? Diane Gaidry.
I was greeted and welcomed by many during the next few days, but Georgia and Rachel were the ones (along with Amy) who checked on me regularly, offered suggestions and advice.
It meant so much to have that kind of support for the new kid. And they’ve continued to offer support. When I asked them to do this signing with me, neither one hesitated.
So, while Thursday evening will be a pleasant event for most, it will be the manifestation of a dream for me.
“Words create worlds” and sometimes we can create the future we live into.
I wish you all could be there. But even if you can’t, Go ahead, Dare to Dream!