Friday, April 24, 2015

There Will Be Disappointment

Usually when you have accomplished publishing your baby, you experience a high like you never have before. Or will again. The euphoric feeling is amazing on so many levels! And each time after that, you will be excited and look toward the prospect of new fans, and more writing.

But every once in a while something will happen. Whether it's not meeting your goals, not enough sales, can't find your fans, or a whole host of other issues, you will experience a let-down.

I guess that's par for the course. Life had it's ups and downs, even in the writing world. The trick is, learning to get past it.  

This last weekend was Starfest. I was so excited to go and even more excited to spend the weekend with my friend, Lizzie. Right off the bat, the Valet Supervisor was so helpful. He didn't charge us to park in valet and kept the car close for me so that I can retrieve books whenever we needed. Then one of his staff took our stuff to our table for us and if we needed anything from them, all we had to do was ask. It was really nice!

We had breakfast at their restaurant and then set up the table. Once we were all set, two ladies came running to the table asking for Lore. I was instantly sent down the rabbit hole. To make matters worse, the next two ladies was the same story. I was mortified, to say the least.

See, last year when my sister and I were selling books, we told the buyers that Lore would be out the following year. But because of what happened, I was unable to reach that goal. I felt horrible.

It took all that I had inside me to get through the rest of the day. At least I was good and tired by the time I got home and didn't have enough energy left in me to dwell. The next day was much better. We did sell books, and met a whole host of wonderful people. Lizzie and I even met a lady who works a lot of conferences in Denver, and we managed to gain a few leads, and a new friend.

On Monday, I was completely exhausted and ended up watching my grandson who was sick. Still not a whole lot of time spent on whining. But today, I learned something new. A way to help calm myself and get past the let-down. I was told of a little meditative exercise that helped me to get back to normal.

I have learned that you can't please everyone, just give it your best shot. I wish Lore would have been ready for the conference, but there was nothing I could do to change the circumstances. Lore will be out soon, and the important thing is, it's not rushed. It should be the best that I can make it.

I certainly don't want to publish a book that doesn't meet my expectations, or yours. It will happen and I hope it will be worth your wait.

Have a great weekend everyone! I will be home writing Lore!

Love, Lisa

1 comment:

  1. It's true, writing is an emotional roller coaster. We go through highs and lows depending on our muse, or the public, or whatever. And the worst of it is, we're usually sitting on this roller coaster all by ourselves. I'm glad you found a way to soothe your hurt. I think it is exciting and encouraging that people remembered your new book after a YEAR! Wow! You have some great followers.