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I learned that starting your career opens you up to a whole new set of possible disappointments, and that even small ones can work your last nerve.
Mr. Bogdanovitch's characters range from contemptible wretches to disinterested observers; satisfied to watch life or death pass in front of them as they chronicle the tedium of life.
When my book was published, I thought it was the end of a long, twisty and crazy four year journey. Only I was wrong about that. What looked like the end was really the beginning.
If I want to grow an audience, I need to get involved. I need to talk about my book online and in stores and with people. I need to let them know it's out there.
These are the humbling moments in the debut author journey. The ones that remind you to hang onto that day job.
Debut author life is full of false starts and hesitations. Mostly you have no idea in hell what you're doing. You race across streets -- metaphorically speaking -- hoping you won't crash head first into someone's sedan.
At age 51, I never thought I'd be "debuting". In fact, I thought I'd be on the downward slope of a successful advertising career. But, plans were meant for changing.
Maybe that's what miracles are. Something grabs you up by the roots and transplants you somewhere new. And after the shock wears off, you get another surprise. You find that you're thriving there.
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