Perfectly Imperfect is Here
So this is the week. It’s here. My new solo effort book hits stores on Tuesday and it feels a bit like giving birth. I’m waiting for my water to break or for the day of induction to roll along.
I’m excited that it has gotten good reviews so far– that people have smiled, nodded their heads, laughed out loud and cried. One of the greatest honors as a writer is to connect with people and to evoke emotions that draw common bonds around us.
Heck– I’m mostly just happy to make people laugh.
As I set out on the book tour, kicking off this week with my first reading at the Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble in New York, I know I have to pace myself. A book tour is an endurance test or travel and strength, interspersed with wonderful moments of connecting with the reader. I will look forward to seeing old friends, meeting new ones, hopefully hitting chords with Moms and sisters, girlfriends and daughters, friends and wives and all their men too! this is not just a woman’s book.
I probably won’t get a chance to update my blog much on the road, perhaps on some of the weekends in between– and I wont get a chance to log onto comments often. Somehow my computer doesn’t like being away from home– weird things happen in my email that take me too much time to un-do (I told you I was a techno-peasant). But I do promise to check in and let you know how it’s going.
My scheduled appearances are listed on this website and I hope you’ll encourage your friends to turn out for the readings in the various cities I’m headed to.
I’m excited, anxious, thrilled and incredibly happy. I also feel very, very lucky.
Lastly– I hope those of you who twitter and who care about our wounded troops will go to tweettoremind.org and sign up to donate a dollar for each of your tweets this Memorial Day weekend…… We all need to come together to help our wounded families heal.