Saturday, March 26, 2011

Musings Part 3 - Sittin' Up In Borders

So I went to Borders again since I am now hooked on the Salted Toffee Ultimate Mocha and I decided also to make this sort of a bi-monthly ritual. OK, so this wasn’t my bi-monthly day. I decided to do the whole get a latte with my netbook thing every payday. However all morning I’ve been fighting a migraine. I tried to just sit quietly and keep the noise and light down to a minimum but it seemed to be hovering just outside my brain.

Well finally I got tired of it. I didn’t want to sit in the house any longer, so I risked going out. I’m writing this on the free Wi-Fi right now, while things are on my mind. But then again, don’t people do this to blog as well?

I’m finding I’m getting more work done usually when I go out. I’m hoping the weather gets warm and stays warm so I can finally go out in the garden. I’m so loving the netbook. Shout out to gateway.

So I’m here again, the third time in a bookstore in two months after several years (jaws off the floor please) and I’m realizing I’ve missed a lot. First I perused the shelves and found quite a few series that were starting out the last time I was in a bookstore, up to their fourth and fifth outings or the author has started a couple of new series. Then I saw some people who haven’t written anything new suddenly making a come-back. Bookstores still have it going despite some naysayers, I believe. I love e-books but that doesn’t change how I feel about print books.

It’s a little louder in here today because there’s some kind of event for kids going on and I find myself surrounded by families as I’m sitting here. It’s not too disturbing though. Everything is quiet enough that I’m starting to feel a bit better.

I was thinking as I perused the shelves how I had tried for mainstream publication in the past. I had stopped for some time. My reasons are indirectly connected to my past writing defeat. But I believe all authors at one point suffered a defeat that made them question whether or not they were good enough or if it was worth it. Somewhere I decided that it was because I started writing again although I couldn’t tell you when.

So I don’t know, right now I’m just doing some more musing. I’m wondering if I can successfully transition to mainstream. I’ve seen many e-book authors do it. I’m not sure yet if I want to try, like I said, right now I’m just sitting here thinking and working on Illusion’s sequel, which is doing quite well and thanks to the suggestions of my fellow authors and Mozy and Dropbox (and having Comcast) there won’t get lost.

So I may have another latte and think what I’m going to do. So many things have changed for me lately and I’m realizing that there’s so much I want to do and it’s past time for me to get started.

For now, I’m going to finish my mocha and get some work done.

But I can’t seem to stop looking at the cover of an Archie and Friend comic sitting on a nearby rack. It’s captioned Reggie’s Revenge and it has Reggie doing the evil super-villain look. What’s up with that?

More Musings next week. Hey, maybe I’ll make this a bi-weekly column?



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CJ Black said...

Thanks for dropping by and thanks for the nomination! Appreciated!