It's been just over two months now since I released my book, stuck.at.seven [while awkwardly aiming for ten], and it has, literally, changed the lives of tens of people. It has gotten some good reviews, great words of support and I even received an amazing letter that outlined how a child in South Sudan was able to learn to walk after just a mere passage of my book was read to him.
The best part about it all is that some of the people who have purchased the book have sent some fun, clever pics of themselves reading (or, pretending to read), and it has been most appreciated. My goal was always just to make a few people laugh through my antics, so it seems to be working.
I continue the book journey by just trying to gain exposure. I diligently contact reviewers and writers, asking them to check out the book and just give it a look. I have it in quite a few peoples' hands but, I get that it won't be everyone's cup of tea (based on the fact that a 70 year old woman read a chapter or two and then called on the sweet Lord to save my soul) but if I don't reach out, than they'll never hear about it. So, I continue to push forward.
In my newfound pursuit of self-promotion, I have been finding and promoting other non-fiction authors along the way. Recently, I came across the fun, new book by Allison Hawn, "Life is a Circus Run by a Platypus", where she takes you on a whimsically descriptive journey through some situations that seem to only plague Allison. Beyond having an amazing cover, Allison's writing is engaging and makes for a quirky read. So, if you're looking for a little pick-me-up or some good, clean fun - give Allison's blog a look to learn more.
So, the stuck saga continues. I shall continue to push forward in my delusional pursuit of literary mediocrity. Plus, I have been tossing ideas out for a stuck at seven 2.0 - but, will it come to fruition? I am not sure, but I do think I'd like to give it a shot. So, keep on the lookout - all four of you longing to read it!