The whole Yoda-ism, “Do or do not, there is no try.” Whoa whoa whoa. I beg to differ, you linguistically-challenged, puckered old artichoke. And yes, that’s what you look like. An artichoke with donkey ears. Here’s why that saying irks me so egregiously: I tried and tried and TRIED to get my book published. For years. I can assure you, though the goal was not immediately met, the term “do not” certainly didn’t apply to all my hard work. There was plenty of DOing during that time. Don’t discount all my efforts, man! You can’t get to DO, if you don’t TRY first. Condescending little gherkin.
Rant off. 🙂 I just don’t like that quote. Obviously.
And holy crap, that’s not at ALL why I started this post! I wanted to share how totally pumped I was after attending an author signing last Saturday. I got to listen to and meet Ransom Riggs (author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children). I gave him my card and we chatted while he was autographing my book, and asked him if I could hit him up for an endorsement (that’s where they put a little blurb on the back of your book saying how amazing it is). He was pretty awesome, so I think he’ll agree. I’m pretty sure we’re gonna be best friends some day. Truth. 🙂 But while I was waiting in line, I got to talk to folks about MY upcoming book and hand out biz cards and network. I also met the store’s book buyer and she thinks we should set up an event for this summer. Maybe even do my launch there… This is thrilling stuff for me, folks!