Monday, March 15, 2010
The Weird Way in Which I Celebrate Being a Published Author
That's pretty much exactly how I pictured getting my first batch of my first published novel. And that's just what it was like! I'm not sure who traveled back in time to make sure that I was able to beat up the bully and woo my wife, but THANKS!
There was a feeling that there should be a celebration, but not a book release party (although we may do one of those in Portland sometime soon... I'll let you know when we get that figured out). So last night I did something I've always secretly wanted to do: I grabbed some books I love and forced them to stand on the shelf next to Imaginary Jesus. And then I took pictures.
I also encourage book shelves that look like this:
buy your own copies so you can build a fort, have a stylish door stop, brag to your friends that you are the minion to a published author, give it to your worst enemies in the hopes that they will choke on it, or to read. It's also available as an audio book, if you think you can bear to hear the luxurious silkiness of the author's voice for several hours straight.