Three weeks from today I will be at my book launch. It’s happening at Boswell Books on May 8th at 7 p.m. and of course you’re invited.
I admit to being awed that the book launch is my own. I’ve been to quite a few launches, being a member of the state’s writers’ association and being plugged in to that world. I’ve even attended the launch of a former WTMJ-TV reporter and colleague. I couldn’t be more proud of the writers I know who’ve put their words out into the world. It takes guts.
My launch, like theirs, marks the culmination of years of writing. It’s the release of a brand new, funny mythology into the young adult genre. More than that, it’s me putting myself out there in a way I never have before. It’s one thing, as a reporter, to talk and write about the accomplishments and talents of others; it’s another thing to accept a challenge for yourself and then go for it. It’s an exciting thing I’ve done.
There’s no single work of art or literature that absolutely everyone loves. Every creator has to accept that. As a reporter, I had to develop a thick skin early on. So I’m going to do my best to always focus on the positive on this new journey of mine. Regardless of how the work is received, I’m so glad that I did it. I tried something new, and my friends will be there to see it. Hope to see you among them. 🙂