Just a quick catch you up on what's going on with my book. Sales are slow but steady, pretty much what I expected from a no name...me :) I do believe, whether slow or fast, it will eventually reach my target audience and do well.
I've been very encouraged by the emails I have received about the book from daters who feel dissed. It is bringing hope and a renewed sense of self, which to me is worth more than a race to see how many royalties I can collect. I've always loved helping people, from massage therapy to writing a quote that is well received or needed at that moment by someone.
This is why, when I received a recent email requesting I think about reaching out in a more tangible way ie. a question/answer column I gave it some serious thought. I have decided that I will utilize this blog on Friday's for online dating debacles. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will anonymously post your question and my answer. There are a lot of things I have yet to learn in life, but I feel very confident in this category to answer questions from that chaotic world.
I will also take your stories, if you care to leave one. It could be uplifting, about how you met your mate online or your latest horror mishap. I believe even those have the ability to transform the way people view their online circumstances.
On a side note. Happy Valentines Day. Whatever you do, don't let ONE day send you into a depression over your single status. Instead, remember those in your life that give you love on a daily basis, even if it's your dog. A day does not a relationship make, it's all of the days that come before and after this Hallmark Holiday that really matter. So go buy yourself a piece of chocolate...because you can, then wish someone in your life: a child, father, mother, sister, brother or friend a Happy Valentines Day. It will make you feel good. Get on with your day because guess what...that's all it is...just another day.