"Seeing" things a little differently
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.
I am certainly not vain…just excited about life and my second chance at everything.
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.
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!