So on Friday I was thinking to myself that maybe I should just have a “no book marketing day” in which I just played hooky. I wasn’t real serious about the intention but I did decide to flip my routine from working on book stuff first to doing the daily house stuff. I finished at noon and still had three hours before Jon came home which allowed for plenty of book stuff.
BUT, I decided to take the dogs, (Andre and Pudge) for a walk. The sun was shining and Andre was giving me the “I’m so pitiful look I never get to go for a walk in the sun” look. So being the wimp that I am I said, okay, let’s do it.
And we did. The only problem was that when we got back and I reached into my pocket for the house key I realized it was still hanging on it’s hook inside the house. Not helpful. Not helpful at all. So that is how I spent my afternoon. Sitting on the porch, sitting against the fence in the sun, walking up and down, playing games on my iphone, sitting, walking, etc. for two hours until Jon came home.
The moral of the story?
Do not tell yourself you feel like a no book marketing day.
Just don’t do it.
ON THE OTHER HAND . . . I did get some good news that offset that little bit of upset. The children’s book that I am working on is one that I started over ten years ago. At that time I asked a friend’s brother who was a commercial artist if he would consider providing some artwork for my book. He said yes. But the book did not get published, the book went into mothballs until late last year. Then of course I realized that I did not have the artwork in a high quality saved format. I asked my friend if there was a chance she had the artwork. She said she would look but didn’t offer much hope.
THEN! Yesterday, she called me to say that her brother had found the originals and would be happy to send them to me. So I had my own little victory dance in my office. Yes! Maybe a day off now and then isn’t so bad after all. Sometimes, God does help those who don’t help themselves. Really. I believe that.
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