Thursday, September 27, 2012

Being Accountable

Thanks to my fellow writer friend, Brian Beam, I got the idea to add progress bars to my site. Now, the world will know if I'm working on my two books or not.

It will also help motivate me a little bit, because I'll have to stare at them every time I view the site. No excuses now. Get writing, Jimmy!

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Getting Started in this Business

This past Tuesday night, I had the pleasure of attending a book signing by one of my favorite authors, Randy Wayne White. Known for his “Doc Ford” novels (over twenty and counting), he has been writing for over thirty years.

What made this event possible is an Independent bookstore, Books and Books, just two or so blocks from a Barnes and Noble. Randy started his talk by remembering the beginning of his career. He had just published his first novel and the publisher had set up a book signing at a bookstore in Ft. Myers, FL. The bookstore had stocked SIX books for the signing.

Meanwhile, Randy stood around listening to crickets. No one showed up. He even went outside and tried to round up people to come in. He didn’t sell a single book that day. That gives me a little hope! My first book signing for The Card, I sold a grand total of ONE book!