Thursday, May 7, 2009

Someone left the quiet out in the rain, and I don't think I can take it, since it takes so long to write it...

Hello! The sun is out! We have had so much rain, much needed for our drought conditions so I am not complaining - in fact, I am happy. Our creek rushes rushes on to the bold creek to the river to the ocean, on on on the water will meet water, rush to water to water to water, circle circle, water finds water.
Today I'm taking myself to the little local library to write. We have carpenters here and bless them they are loud. Can't be helped. Yesterday I didn't hit a lick at a snake of work. I tried. But noise noise noise noise! So to the library I go.

Speaking of libraries. Have you heard of Library Thing? If you are a member and also a member of the "Early Reviewers" - Tender Graces is up for the May list of books to have review copies. There are 25 copies, and I think last I looked 382 were requesting it, but, since they are drawn randomly, you could be number 1 or number 380 and still have the same chance, from what I understand of it all.

A beautiful spring day to go into the valley and to my library. Oh! I should look for Tender Graces on the shelf! *big grin!* ...teehee. I donated copies to Haywood County Libraries, so it should be there. Authors, Readers, donate to your local library....they need our support.
HEY! I just strolled by my TG Amazon page (I SWEAR I don't do that often - no really, BelleBooks has said "It will drive you crazy; stay away from there -just write VK2!" And I am listening. I do go by every now and then, as I just did this morning...teehee) Anyway - Tender Graces is on KINDLE! haw! I didn't even know that! haw! And I have 11 reviews and they are all so beautiful - one gentleman said he compared it to Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn *laughing!* Okay, *ahem* - I'm not going back there again today. But, dang, I have to look at least once a least.

Don't forget to send me a photo of you reading Tender Graces - or, if you want to be creative, that's great, too. And the drawing for a book (see above) ends May 31. You can pick from any of the listed books (I added a copy of Tender Graces).
Is there noise in your life today? And where is it coming from: external or internal? And how will you deal with the Noise in your life? How will you find that quiet spot?
UPDATE! I am in the Haywood County Li-berry! And I have a brand-spanking new library card - it's so beautiful. AND! I asked the nice librarian if Tender Graces was on the shelf. She looked it up, said yes it is, and we walked over and there it was - my book (I'm choking up here....dang...) on the library shelf - with the library stamp and everything! I felt so happy and proud and all the thoughts of my childhood came rushing back to me - when the li-berry was my best friend, when it was my quiet sanctuary (as it will be today). The librarian said, "I'm reading this book!" and she took it with her back to her desk...*smiling warmly.* Friends, the library smells the same as always - like millions of beautiful words. Ahhhhh. LET'S SUPPORT OUR LIBRARIES! DONATE A BOOK OR...find out what else your library needs.
Now, I'm getting to work on VK2. Namaste.


smiles4u said...

Oh yes, there is constant noise in my life and I am always looking for some peace and quiet. Much of my noise comes externally but internally as well. I escape with deep breathing and meditating for little moments in the middle of the chaos.
Enjoy your day at the library!

Angie Ledbetter said...

I'm so glad the carpenters have arrived to add the jacuzzi to my guestroom. LOL!

Have fun at the -berry. And about the much internal and external, it's dizzying over here.

McArthur's Park, your post title...I need more coffee if it took me that long to think of it. And thanks for the ear worm. :)

Debbie said...

I am a member of LT but haven't been on in months. Congrats on being one of their featured books! That is exciting.

Lisa said...

oh thats exciting- a book in the library- wow- i bet you can hardly believe how your dream is unfolding dear Kat xx

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Deb Shucka said...

Oh, to see your very own book at the library. What an amazing experience that must have been. And to be on Kindle. I'd say you've truly arrived. And no one deserves it more.

Sandra Leigh said...

I can see you clearly, standing there in the library, trying not to cry, trying not to yell Whee! Yippee!

And that's great news about Tommy.