Night dives can be scary. This file fish was snoozing. Just minding his own business and FLASH! He was so startled by my strobe he ran right into the coral. I felt kind of bad. There is a beauty in the silence but it is eerie. You feel like someone is watching in the dark just behind. You spin around.
But you feel eyes on you.
Not unlike 55 days until a book is out.
11:16 PM and 81 degrees.
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Back in the saddle again. Literally. Baby horse has had a holiday but he will be ridden soon. Vacation's over.
So what is happening now with Lottery and with Pat? I hear you ask.
Well, reviews are coming in. At BEA lots of ARCs were handed out. Much buzz was generated.
What is buzz you ask?
Buzz is important. It is an undercurrent of attention.
"There's this book coming out..."
"I think it might be good..."
"What's it about?"
"The premise is a guy who is mentally challenged and wins the Lottery..."
"Wow maybe we better order it..."
"Huh I think I'll look for it in the bookstore..."
"Hey you've GOT to read this book...It's GREAT!"
That's all a part of buzz.
Word of mouth.
It's what makes people read a book.
A friend of a friend passes on a book.
"It's really good," they say. "You've got to read it."
I have several phone interviews scheduled for various publications. I go back to New York soon and have more meetings. My fall is filling up with readings, signings and receptions.
I feel like eyes are on me. I am being watched. Not uncomfortably so but it makes me guarded.
People want to know about me. About my book.
The counter on my blog gets shorter and shorter.
The time approaches.
And I wait.