Sunday, August 12, 2007

1st Newsletter

I'm in a quiet place where "Involuntary Joy" is concerned.

Let me clarify that: The need to market and develop a query are not part of this quiet place. I guess the quiet feeling has more to do with my sense of completion. "Involuntary Joy" is done. And after nearly 14 years of book talk, I'm basically talked out. I guess because I did it. I finally took the bits and pieces I'd been writing off and on since Stross' birth and created a book. Signed, printed, delivered--it's yours...that is if you want to read it.

Of course that doesn't mean I don't want to talk about the book. I love hearing from readers willing to share their feelings about what they read and about the types of conversations the book's content incited. (Or dare I say "inspired"?) That's what I hoped would happen. I wanted the book to get people talking. So, of course I want to be part of that!

I think my quiet place is a restful place.

It's not that I don't have more to say. Because I do. I even have more essays tucked away that just didn't fit into the arc of "Involuntary Joy's" story. But it's time to be quiet--to rest. It's time for others to talk. And I'm ready for that.

1 comment:

chase chisholm said...

Joy! I am thrilled for you. Congratulations. And I am totally buying the book online. How fun!

I hope you are well. I look forward to chatting about your memoir, soon. “Hello” to your family. What does Stross have to say about all the excitement?

Love life,