Monday, February 06, 2006

The Road to Fame and Glory

As I mentioned in my last blog, Grandma's book is still not available on BN or Amazon, but a few people have ordered through my publisher. I got some nice feedback yesterday from folks who have read it. There's nothing finer to a writer's ears than to hear someone -- anyone -- enjoys the fruit of their labors.

A Sanow relative in Remsen Iowa emailed saying she was enjoying the book and brushing up on her German to boot. Grandma's dad does some plain and fancy cussing in German early in the book, so I'm not sure how practical those German lessons will be haha.

Every book I write, it seems I give away more books as gifts to relatives and friends than are ever sold retail. I'm not complaining, just saying that my poor beleaguered family and friends know by now they won't be getting exotic or expensive gifts for Christmas. They'll get one of my books whether that thrills them or not.

For most published writers, the road to Fame and Glory is long and deserted. We need to get our kudos where we can. I get mine from strangers, fans, friends, and relatives who continue to be amazed that this old country girl can create interesting stories.

1 comment:

Josh said...

I loved the book as I said in my email to you! When I get a chance I'll put up a post and links to it on my blog. I still haven't got my motivation back after moving.

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