I’m launching my seventh book, and it’s still as exciting as my first.
Okay, maybe it’s a little easier and faster because I’ve gained experience in doing this before, but it’s still a thrill to see your latest baby come to life.
The “faster” part of this refers to the final steps needed to format and ready the book for launch. Unfortunately, it does not refer to the process in writing this particular book. This milestone took not one year (my average time with previous works) but about five. Along the way, I’ve learned to push things aside because of job changes, new grandchildren, and a number of great new TV shows.
“Werewolf for Hire: The Ghost of Goresthorpe Grange” was completed only because I chose to unlearn some of those things.
When we procrastinate, we choose to procrastinate. Life is all about choices; the famous motivational speaker Zig Ziglar boasted that he “lost a lot of weight after gaining 200 pounds on purpose. I say on purpose, because I cannot recall ever accidentally putting anything into my mouth.”
I chose to grab the time where I could find it: late at night, early in the morning, when my wife is catching up on her soap opera recordings. I don’t sacrifice family time, events with the grandchildren, taking out the trash. Pick your battles, but make sure you win enough of them to continue on.
I’m excited to officially launch (projected date January 12, 2017). But you can pre-order an autographed copy at over 10% off by clicking the “Autographed Copies of Books – Online Store” under the Books links on the right.
Right now, I’m choosing to engage in a number of activities to market the book and let people know it’s out there. Sooner than later, though, I’m going to choose to start writing the next chronicle in the Mordecai Black series.
The newness never wears off.