A celebration is in order! My art pieces were dropped off and put out on display to get ready for Meet and Greet Day on July 10th! A big part of the running around and getting ready for show day is over. I will be ready with pen in hand for book signing at 12:30 pm at The Art Shoppe in Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis.
Driving home with my windows down, a DJ said a funny phrase that had me giggle while I baked inside of my tin can on wheels. He asked, “Are you ready for some wango tango?” Like any other crazy person, I answered “Yes” out loud. Like any other time before an event, there are always last minute things to do – like putting final prices on artwork. But all the crazy moments pay off.
Today, I want to encourage everyone out there who isn’t on the best seller list, or if you’re just getting started. Every single one of us had a book signing or something go wrong at shows. We’ve all been there. We’re thankful for our few admirers and customers, and that part should never change. I find best selling authors, or those who’ve done really well talk about times when their older books are pulled from printing by big publishers. I thank them for talking about every part of the journey that an author goes through.
If I could stand in line like a fanatic fan at one of your events, I would. I still get books signed or go to other events of people I admire. We’re all fans too. I guess what I’m trying to say is never give up. Keep working toward your publisher goal, and you’re dreams as much as you can. The world is seriously lacking without you. Those “ah-ha” moments or lines that inspire change or people to dream and make them come true wouldn’t happen as much without us.
Keep writing out there! And if you have an event coming up, comment and let me know so that I can share!
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