Do you focus on the negative?
On Friday morning went down to IF+D where my art is for sale. Kristen, the owner and fellow crazy coffee drinker, reminds me of the woman who had spent the last month reading my novel over her lunch hour. Once or twice a week, this woman was coming into the store and reading a bit more of my novel.
Well, Kirsten said, she saved up her money and bought it.
This copy of my novel was handmade because I have no publisher. I made a front cover and a back cover, taped, pasted, and stitched it all the pages together. Probably it took ten hours or more–not counting the actual writing of the story (editing and printing too). It wasn’t cheap. And this person spent her hard earned money on it.
I’m in shock–flattered, humbled, anxious, and happy. It is like magic coming real. Forgive my blather, but as one friend likes to say, “It’s a banner day!”
What about your work has made you happy lately?