The last couple of days I have been busy updating my CD, A Hole in the Middle. I picked out my favorite blog posts and added them to the document, in preparation for moving my project on. In two days, 9/16/10 my contract will end with Publish America for my first book, Wake Up! Whew!! I am so glad that is over! Of course, I do still have copies of my own on hand. Every now and then someone actually asks to purchase a signed copy and I often give copies away when I believe reading the book could benefit someone.
A person like that knocked on my door last night. She was a teenager, selling subscriptions to earn a trip to Hawaii. We sat down on my front porch and talked for some time after she found out that I am a published author. I love it when the universe plops souls down for me to have a conversation with. One of her interests is acting.
Katlynn asked all kinds of questions about my writing and my life. She seemed to be generally interested. When she asked why I wrote my first book I told her I wrote it for me. My answer amused her. To sum up our impromptu exchange, I offered her a copy of my book, which she eagerly accepted. One of the first things she said when she knocked on my door was, "Inspire me!" I sincerely hope that I did.