And I hope that anyone reading this knows me well enough to know that I'm being completely facetious.
I'm not famous. I'll never be famous. I think that's fantastic.
What I am, is a published author.
That was also weird to type. I'm not sure if I've actually said it out loud. But it's true.
I put hours across years into something that now physically exists in the world.
When I first sat down with the person I hired to help me put my book together, he asked me what kind of book I was writing. When I told him it was a poetry collection, he told me that poetry books don't make money.
I really hadn't considered the idea of actually making money off of this. Here's why:
I've had hourly jobs since I was 16.
I'm used to the idea of putting time in and getting money out of labor.
And like I said above, I have put hours into this book.
But more than the hours put into it, this book is me. This book is my view of the world, the "window I look through" if you're into the mushy metaphors. So, I think it's easier to understand that it's weird to get money in exchange for my observations.
On the other hand, it's really great to witness others finding value in my work, so much so that they're willing to pay for it.
Between face-to-face sales and sales over Amazon, I've sold over twenty copies of Romance with Reality. I've found out that people I've known for a while appreciate poetry. That in itself is wonderful.
Look forward to a future post where I list the poets who inspire me, and give you access to their work.
Thanks for reading!