Saturday, October 20, 2007

Best Book Ever...

On a handful of occasions in recent weeks, I've received this compliment: "It's the best book I've ever read."

I want to believe that's true. But I also find myself thinking: "I wonder what else they've read." Then I start to ponder whether or not--if I were to learn which books ranked #2 and lower--if I'd agree with Involuntary Joy's #1 status.

So what's up with that? My opinion doesn't matter. I simply need to accept this type of compliment. It should be enough that someone wants to share the sentiment: "It's the best book I've ever read." That's incredibly significant. Unbelievably significant. For some reason, at this point in that person's life, my book mattered. It made a difference somehow.

Why can't I believe that?

I want to believe that.

Not only's a heck of a lot better than being the worst book someone's read. And probably if someone does think that about Involuntary Joy, they will keep that a private thought.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Time Flies

It's so cliche' to say that "time flies" -- but really -- somehow time got away from me since I last posted. It must have flown.

The books did arrive--just in time too. And I had a wonderful book signing on Saturday. I'll have to post photos soon. In fact, many good things have been happening with the book. I have five signings scheduled in the months of October and November with a few small speaking engagements. I always appreciate those opportunities; to have so many in October and November feels extremely rewarding.

Unfortunately, I can't blog about it right now. Right now I can barely stay awake. The only reason I'm typing anything at all is to offset my feelings of helplessness. I want the book to be my primary focus, but that won't happen any time soon. (I don't think.) Wouldn't it be great if I was wrong about that in a good way.

See...I'm tired. Not making any sense.

Sweet dreaming seems to be in order. Good night, Moon!