Saturday, June 14, 2014

Book Birthday: A Dream

Howdy, folks, Happy news, the ebook version of  PLUMB CRAZY from Swoon Romance has found its way onto the virtual shelves of booksellers worldwide. Try here for a copy from Amazon US. Here is Amazon UK.  Here is Amazon Australia Here is Amazon Canada.  Try here for a copy for your B&N Nook . It will be available in paper in a few weeks. I hope you consider giving it a look.

Publishing a book is a little like sending your pea green boat out to sea, and you have no idea where it will go. It sails off into the sun and then into the moon. You've hidden pieces of yourself inside that boat, and it's heading to the ends of the Earth. Publishing is like that. 

It's also like this. I had a telling dream about publishing once that I have never forgotten.. I dreamed I was a woman who lived in a fishing village. Everyone was heading to edge of sea with  their nets to fish, but I remained behind.I was painstakingly tying my own net. 

Neighbors would drop by and laugh at me. "You're never going to catch any fish sitting in that house tying a net." 

I didn't stop working, but I could hear folks snickering. I felt like the worst kind of fool but kept working.  

Years pass. I grow very old. I hobble out of my house with the net I've been working on my whole life. The people of the village come out of their neat little homes, laughing and pointing fingers. I am finally going to toss my net. 

I walk to the edge of sea with this fine net balled in my arms.  I toss it into the air. It furls out and furls. It billows into the sky. It's so large it captures the whole world. 

This is my dream. This is my hope for my work. 

Follow your creative muse and do something amazing.  I will be back next week with more of my Book Birthday month. 

Here is the doodle. I handed out some out at BEA. Here is one. "Blue Eyes." 



That spot that yer standing,
that space that you're sitting
That the world ain't got you beat
That it ain't got you licked
It can't get you crazy no matter how many
Times you might get kicked

Bob Dylan

3 comments:

Leandra Wallace said...

Congrats! So exciting that your book is out in the real wide world. =) I hope today is terrific for you!

Leandra Wallace said...

Oh, and I bought it- the synopsis had me where he cuts off his nose, lol! Owee...

MollyMom103 said...

Hi, Leandra! It's been a fun a week. Thanks for buying my book! Awesome!