Café novelist

Frustrated indie author!

Itchy and scratchy!

on July 21, 2014

Giving away your book to family members is a bit like the sweater that your granny knitted for you – let me explain! In your initial enthusiasm and joy at having written your first book, you long for the world to share your work of inspiration and genius. After all, who could be better to join in with the fun than your own eager family? I never thought that I was one to give away unwanted presents, and thought I had taste, so after having spent years on my manuscript and producing a paperback that I could be proud of and didn’t shout out “SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHOR!”, I was confident of receiving a warm welcome. But any mention of my book afterwards is a bit of a tumbleweed moment to say the least, so from now on I shall take comfort in the praise and welcome of complete strangers! I’m currently working on my sequel to The Shamanic Prophecy, so just to be irksome, I know what to give them for their birthdays! 🙂
Sorry granny, I wish I had worn your Christmas jumper after all now!
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4 responses to “Itchy and scratchy!

  1. Justine says:

    Lol. Well said. Only a fellow writer can understand how utterly hopeless freinds and family can be! Having said that, mine were pretty good really. Your much better off with the world at large!


    • I suppose it is the fact that they just can’t imagine that someone they have known for so long could ever write anything worthwhile – who knows?! How are your sales for Chronovisor going? My sales have picked up in the last month, don’t know how or why, but I ain’t complaining!


  2. Justine says:

    No sales recently, but then I’ve done no promotions! Concentrating on my next book, which (fingers crossed) is going well. Sometimes there’s no reasons for sales picking up – random act of fate? 🙂


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