There is a new man in my life.
He’s mysterious, a fast mover, drives a big truck and wears a matching jumpsuit – the Fed Ex delivery man.
Today he brought me the fulfillment I have longed for for years – validation, vindication and true happiness wrapped in a box.
I could have hugged and kissed Mr. Fed Ex for what he delivered today, but he dumped it on my doorstep and drove away before I could pounce him. No matter. It’s what he delivered that really matters.
Inside an ordinary brown cardboard box and under those plastic bubble thingies that have replaced packing peanuts were 25 pristine author’s copies of Heaven Help Us: A Humorous Look at Womanhood by Kari J. Rich.
OK, I know I blogged about my book already, but that was when it was just some dream floating out in the universe represented by an electronically simulated image. For all I know it could have been a very elaborate punk by Rex to get me back for all the birthday punks I’ve pulled on him. (Who am I kidding. Rex isn’t that clever.)
But today I hold in my hands tangible evidence that all the time I spend neglecting my family and house sitting at a computer wordsmithing is completely worth it.
Isn’t that what life is really all about? Worldly accomplishments and success?
This is a heady moment for me, but I know what’s truly important.
I know someday when I’m browsing through Books of Yesterday on Main Street and there’s a stack of my books back in a dusty corner under a sign that says, “FREE Books – Please Take One, or Two, or All of Them!” I’m going to need my husband and children to laugh and then pretend they don’t know me as we skulk out of the store.
They’re smiling and laughing.
Don’t they look happy? Don’t they look entertained?
You know you want to join them, come on . . . you do.
Just click HERE and you can help save staff members from used book stores everywhere from having to secretly stuff copies of my book in people’s purses and coat pockets.