Sunday, December 6, 2009

One Book Sold

I usually don't tell anyone I'm writing a book. Only a handful of people know. My family, my best friend, and my soccer team, and of course all of you.

So you can imagine my surprise when a lady at church today asked me when she could buy my book. "I want to buy it for my grand-daughter for Christmas," she said. How cute is that? After a short chuckle, and figuring out that my adorable nieces must have told her about my book, I patted her on the shoulder and said that it would probably be a couple of years before she could buy my book (hopefully). Then she said to me, "It's just so exciting, I've never met an author before", which totally made me smile.

Now at least I know one person will buy my book.

20 comments:

giddymomof6 said...

Yay! That's actually really cool. You have a fan before you've got one published... Love your nieces!
Jenni

Tabitha Bird said...

LOL! Oh, Pattie, I'll buy your book too :)

Jody Hedlund said...

Awww, that is SO cute! Now hopefully your nieces will continue to do your marketing, right? That would be a bonus!

JKB said...

That is so sweet.

And btw, it's not just one person that will buy your book. :-))

Patti said...

Jenny: I think my nieces might just be my biggest fans.

Tabitha: I'll hold you to that.

Jody:Hopefully they'll do the marketing for a copy of my book.

Jen: It definitely made my day. Now I have 3 people who will buy my book. I'm on a roll.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Woohhoo!!! That is exciting. It means a lot when people are excited for us! I'm so thankful for friends who believe in me!

Paul Greci said...

I think that's pretty exciting. You've got fans!

Robyn Campbell said...

Woohoo, we can always count on the church ladies. YAY! I have A LOT of those. :)

Great to know you already have a fan base, besides us that is. :)

Patti said...

Kristen: Friends who believe in me, is what keeps me going.

Paul: At least one.

Robyn: if you can't count on them, who could you count on.

Susan R. Mills said...

Well you know I'll buy your book too. That's funny, though.

Tina Lynn said...

Bonus ego boost. Those are the best. How cute is that?

Southpaw said...

That is the cutest story.

"I usually don't tell anyone I'm writing a book. Only a handful of people know...."

I am so with you there! It's easier telling this anonymous world than the people I interact with in the physical world. Less judgmental, perhaps or I’m just a chicken. ;)

T. Anne said...

Hey you made a sale! You think she'd like my book too?

Too cute. One day we'll both be in the bookstore (and costco) that's sort of my secret goal ;)

Shelli said...

ah so sweet.

Carolyn V. said...

I'll buy your book Patti! =) I think that is awesome. Whenever I tell people I'm writing a book, the seem to look at me in a different light. It's kind of cool. =)

Lisa and Laura said...

Whoo hoo! One down and..um...a lot? to go! I think it says a lot about you that people are already asking about your book. You're a natural!

Dara said...

Those are the kind of comments that really make your day as a writer!

And, mark me as another one who will buy your book :)

Kasie West said...

LOL So cute. It is fun. And it's so hard to explain to people how long the process takes. I think most people think it's instantaneous. :)

Dawn Simon said...

Very sweet. :)

lauraabest said...

I like those little stories. I'm sure it gave you a real lift. And don't worry there will be plenty of people buying your book, Patti! Just you wait and see...