Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Some Things I Like

My table at Costco
No doubt about it. These Costco signings are kind of rough, at least time-wise. I miss being with my family. But there a lot of things I have really enjoyed about it, too. I felt so nervous about talking to strangers, but it has actually been fun. Especially when I get to talk about my book. =) I love when people smile and say thank you when I hand them a bookmark. It makes me chuckle inside when they ask, "Are you the author?" No, I'm just standing here selling this book for fun... I love the way people's eyes light up when I say, "It's an LDS science fiction adventure novel." And they answer, "Really? That sounds cool!" Then I blow a virtual raspberry at everyone who told me there was no market for that. Teehee. I also love, love, love people watching, so I never feel bored during the slow times. There's always someone interesting to observe. Overall, it's been a good experience. I'm glad, because I have a lot more of the Costco signings coming up!

Another thing I like--my son told me a friend of his is using my book for his Honor's English book project. That made me happy. I think I've always had a secret dream of being someone's book project. Hooray for silly dreams come true!

So, what are you doing this week to make your dreams come true?

13 comments:

tiffany said...

good for you & i have an answer for what im doing this week to make my dream come true its a small short term dream (hopefully short term) and would rather not mention it right now

Melanie Goldmund said...

I'd be nervous about talking to strangers, too.

As for my dream, I'm just writing, although I don't think I'll get much done to-day because I am so tired I can barely think. But every word gets me closer to a finished product. :-)

Shallee said...

I love hearing how your dream is coming true, Angie! Sounds like a fun adventure, and I'm glad people are intrigued by your book!

Linz said...

That sounds like fun!! I am so proud of you!!

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Sounds like you're truly having fun. That's what it's all about. Meeting readers and talking to folks.

My dream is getting to the end of the week with my classes of graduating high school seniors--that they stay focused and don't slip and end up needing summer school to earn their diploma.

Tyrean Martinson said...

This is so awesome!!! Congratulations on your well deserved success! I didn't even know that you could do signings at Costco. I'm so happy for you!!! And to have your book used for a class - that rocks!!! Way to Go Angie!

Windy Aphayrath said...

So glad it turned out well for you and that you're a book project! Woohoo! Cheers to dreams coming true, one small one at a time!

Jacqueline Howett said...

Angie, this is wonderful news and a special moment in time to celibrate! I'm so happy to hear you have this Costco signing going on. And I love your smile in the picture.


I wish you continued success with your novel!

Miriam Forster said...

Wow, a Costco siging, that's awesome! I'm glad it went well. I came over to say congrats for your RAOK shoutout this week, but now I can say congrats on your book too!

As for what I'm doing... well on Monday I finally get to reveal my book cover. I'm super excited and nervous and freaked out. :)

Angie said...

Tiff, yay! Go for it.

Melanie,I am glad you're writing again. Keep going!

Terry, thanks and good luck with the end of the school year!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Just gave a shout out to you in my Random Acts of Kindness post - hope you are having an excellent weekend!

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm excited for you, Angie! And I'm glad you're having a good time (even if you're SO busy!) I love people watching too. :)

MTeacress said...

COSTCO! I'm so glad for you, Angie. :D

I met a new sci fi freind at book club last night - I will refer her to your stuff.

Have a lovely weekend.