Monday, June 11, 2012

Army of Friends



My REAL blog today is over at Tossing it Out, where Lee's juggling inspired me to talk about the influence of past lives in my writing... and I don't mean the past life where I am an Amazon Queen with a passel of men at my call (because honestly, that one is still in my future). You will have to go THERE to see what I am on about...

HERE, I am just throwing out a little gratitude for my book weekend.

I sometimes see dubious articles on whether the social media does anything... whether there is any point. Usually when I see these articles, I read and think... this poor person doesn't GET IT. This poor person is blogging into space and saying there is no point when she's only doing the 10% part that is WRITING a blog. She is deluded enough to think writing day in and day out about her BOOK is interesting. You know what? The person who thought the topic was interesting already BOUGHT the book. The rest of us want to see what else you got. We want to know YOU.

I know I'm preaching to the choir here.

Be yourself. Make real friends. Have fun. And then the magical day will come when your friends, the ones you've met in real life and the ones you haven't, make your weekend ROCK with this stuff.

First was Katy, three states away...

Then came Rissa, who had to force them to track down my book (the computer says it's here, but erm... I can't find it), as Books a Million was being mysterious with mysteries

Then there was Marjorie, who ALSO had to make them track down the ones they hadn't sold
 See... my book is at stores, but as my friend Leanne says, it only takes one dufus to get them in the wrong place and then nobody else can find them. So my Army of REAL AND TRUE friends I've made online, both had my back and made my weekend!

Thank you ladies!!!

20 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is awesome they sent you the pictures of your book!

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

To echo Alex, that is COMPLETELY awesome! You are so lucky to have such wonderful, supportive friends!

Matthew MacNish said...

Amen, sister.

Em-Musing said...

Let me join the consensus...awesome supportive friends you got there. And I like when you said writing a blog is only 10%. How true, how true.

jaybird said...

OK, I know this is going to sound like an echo, but this is so awesome Hart.

Real friends, will always have your back and be super excited about your successes, no matter what!

Aidyl Ewoh said...

Ohh, sending a picture with the book… Such a Cool idea!
~Aidyl

Hart Johnson said...

Aren't they amazing!!!!

Old Kitty said...

Oh how lovely to see your book in shops!! Most NAKED!! Yay!!!! Take care
x

Journaling Woman said...

That is sooooo amazingly wonderful to see it in a store. Yes indeedy.

Congrats, Dear Hart.

Teresa

LTM said...

I love these pix so much! I've got to run take one. So excited for you! :o) <3

Maurice Mitchell said...

Great pics. Mostly clothed though. LOL

Johanna Garth said...

Love those pictures. And couldn't agree more about blogging and all the rest. The more you share the more you get.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Oh! Makes me want to run to our local BAM to look for your book and take a picture.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Love seeing the pictures of the books in the stores! Congratulations!

Carol Kilgore said...

Wonderful. What a thrill for you! It is for me, and it's not even my book :)

Helena said...

What fantastic friends! And what a thrill it is for you to see your book on the shelves. I've gotta get down to my local bookstore and buy your book and tell everyone I know the naked author.

vbtremper said...

That is so awesome! Good for you. I'll have to go searching the next time I get to the bookstore (it's a bit of a trek). Good luck!

-Vicki

Krista McLaughlin said...

Congratulations! That is pretty cool! :)

Ella said...

Congrats, this is wonderful ;D

Jeremy Bates said...

Neat. Why are people so careless with the work of others. Jealous perhaps?

At any rate, you must surely be grateful for your on the spot detective friends who solved the case of "The Jealous Dufus and the Missing Books."

Congrats.