Wednesday, July 29, 2009

An Author's Pride

I wondered what it would be like to walk into a bookstore and see your books neatly filed on a shelf with a little blurb beneath it, saying 'manager's choice' and a short synopsis of the book? Today I found out. Believe it or not, there is a similar feeling to when you hold your newborn baby in your arms for the first time. Far more intense when you look down into the eyes of your baby staring back up into yours, but similar I would say. You look upon the shelf with pride and a sense of accomplishment. You are tempted to stand beside the book and hope that someone in the store will pick it up and then you can say something like, "that's my book, you know." They'd probably be so shocked they'd replace the book and run from the store thinking you're some kind of nutcase but it would still feel good.
Above the rows of shelves was the sign 'New Releases' and they were given the premier wall where everyone first looks to see what's available. Local author writes terrifying horror novel 'Shadows of Trinity' the manager's blurb stated. It's a small start, a humble beginning but it's a moment that will always be remembered and cherished. With a sigh and a silent 'life is good' comment you turn and walk away. And suddenly you can smile the rest of the day knowing nothing will bring you down.

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