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Just a lot of ballyhoo

I’ve never been one to feel comfortable accepting gratification for anything.  I get all nervous and don’t exactly know how to handle it.  Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m very comfortable being in front of people. I’ve owned a dance studio for years and I make speeches all the time in toastmasters.  My past includes theater and acting.  But…being recognized individually for something is quite different from speaking in front of an audience. Last week I had a book release party, celebrating the fact that I actually finished it.  I’m not a professional writer but my gut instinct has told me to write this book since I was a child….so I did.   I didn’t want to seem like I was pushing the book on people but yet, I know I need to advertise to get people to read it.


How do I do this without people thinking I’m vain?


I am certainly not vain…just excited about life and my second chance at everything.


book signing 1                               Me and a friend at the book release party



book sign2                                                Another friend at the party


My close friends know that I’m not a vain person…They know what I’ve been through.  It’s the people at a distance…should I worry about this or just let it go?   Do I advertise or keep quiet?

The release party was great, it was held at a local restaurant in a party room.  I had a DJ (thank you Sonya) and several people came out to visit and purchase a book.  It wasn’t a big crowd because it was the 4th of July weekend and many people said they were out-of-town. Being as I’ve never been to a book release party, I didn’t know what to expect.  I thought it went great!  Afterwards a group of us went upstairs to enjoy a great seafood dinner.

book sign 3


I am a giver by nature, I feel uncomfortable receiving.  I love chatting with friends and enjoying company.  I love to give speeches and don’t have a problem breaking it out on a dance floor.

Now I wait…wait to sell a million copies of my book, then I may do the ballyhoo boogie!


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2 comments on “Just a lot of ballyhoo

  1. Vera Bridger
    July 14, 2014

    congrats; be proud (that;s not being vain) and advertise so you can share;share;share

  2. diannegray
    July 14, 2014

    I love book launches, Sherry. It looks like yours was a great success 😀

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