Rarely have I experienced a more enjoyable evening in association with the arts than the one I attended with my wife, Lisa, last night.
One bit of advice I have for you writers today on Writers Wednesday is this: When there's a book signing/book launch in your area, GO! It doesn't have to be someone you know, or your kind of book or genre, or even a famous writer. So what's the big deal about it? And what's the difference between a book signing and a book launch? Glad you asked.
It is actually going to happen, friends. My debut novel, Signs of Struggle, is going to be available on Monday, October 15th on Kindle through Amazon and paperback wherever books are sold (stay tuned for a listing of book tour spots at independent bookstores). It's been a long road going from a beginning writer back in high school creative writing class to a published novelist. Talk about living a dream. This coming Friday a dear friend and fellow novelist is hosting a Launch Party to celebrate the occasion, and I look forward to being among fellow writers and friends (the same people, often) to celebrate.
I am grateful to the enduring and wise encouragement over the years from my wife, Lisa, who kept saying, 'John, you're a good writer - better than some who are being published.' Wonderful wife, for sure. And my daughters, Rowe and Caitlin, have been right there with Lisa.
I encourage you to pick up a copy. Signs of Struggle is a good read. And thanks for reading my blog.
Have I stopped writing, satisfied with publication? No. I will always write. Another project is in the works as I speak. Writers write.