Friday, March 23, 2007

I had the best of intentions

Well - I blew it.
Decided that I was silly to feel hesitant about going to the book signing - I knew I really wanted to go. So while we were out shopping last night I stopped in at the bookshop where it was going to be held to make sure I had the day and time right.
Didn't see any signs advertising for it, and that was worrisome.
Had to break down and ask.
The signing was the night before.
Figures.
I did buy one of the autographed copies of the new book.
If I can get my life organised after the baby, I'll try to request an interview with him, I think. That's what I wanted to do with the first book, but ran out of time. How cool would that be. (and good growth for wimpy little me too, I should think)

Sunday, March 18, 2007

I'm such a wimp

I recently wrote a book review for "Done for a Dime" by David Corbett (very good book btw) for "Listen and Be Heard" http://listenandbeheard.net. The editor sent me a comment from the author, and it mentioned that I should introduce myself if I attend his book signing at a local independent bookstore for his newest novel. Now I'd already planned on going (or at least trying to go - life is fairly unpredictable lately), but I'm suddenly nervous. Why am I such a wimp about meeting people? He's sort of a friend of a friend, and from my understanding, a very cool guy - so just because he's a successful author, I make myself stress. Why isn't it fun for me to meet new people?

I envy people who thrive on companionship - on community. When I'm forced into it, I do enjoy socializing, but it wears me out too. I think even if it's fun, it's just still stressful for me. I don't like being this way. What can be done? Just keep making myself go out and talk to people? Is it something I'll get over if I power onward for long enough? It's just so easy to sit quietly on the sidelines - and it feels safer. But I know that my life would be more rewarding, and reaching my goals would be easier if I wasn't terrified of people.

Anyone with great people skills - please feel free to leave me your comments. Otherwise, I guess I'm off to read "Feel the Fear, and Do it Anyway". . . again.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Millions of ideas, but much less time.

I have an entry I've wanted to write for a few days now. Since I'm not sure when I'll actually get to it - I wanted to at least share some of my newer listings at http://karabu.etsy.com
With the baby due in just a few weeks now, I'm trying to take my creations and my marketing seriously. If all goes well, I won't have to leave her and go back to work later on.

I have so many ideas for new things to make and new stories to write, but I have no time (and not much energy either) I'm trying to make notes, so I can get to everything as time allows. Makes me feel slightly better that the ideas won't get lost. Thank goodness for the book, "Refuse to Choose!". Helps keep everything I want to do in order.

Alas - I have other endevors calling, but I'll be back.
Oh yea - the Etsy listings I wanted to share. . . well - check out the photos over there to the right. I'll try to be more interesting next time!