Oh, dammit. I didn't get this post in when it was still Saturday. It's just after midnight as I'm writing this.
Today I was part of an authors' event at the Sahara West Library here in Las Vegas. I read a few passages from my book and talked about my experience writing a memoir. I absolutely love doing library presentations! I went through a period several years ago when I was vice president of the Henderson Writers' Group where I seemed to do those library events every time I turned around. Unfortunately, that was before my book was published; I could have sold a lot more books had it been ready by then. Since then there seems to have been a lot of cutbacks; many libraries are no longer open at night.
Forgive me for saying this again, but I am really proud of my book. People laughed out loud as I read from it today, and for some reason those laughs mean so much more to me than the laughs I get from my comedy. They seem much more authentic, I think because the material is my book is more authentic. Though there's a lot of reality in my comedy, to be sure.
I don't have any comedy dates scheduled right now. No doubt I'll do an open mic soon, but I don't want to schedule anything until I get a little more set with my work and associated travel obligations. Already I've had a change in travel plans; I was supposed to go to Santa Fe next Friday and come back on Monday, but that trip is now canceled. Of course, I already booked my flight. Using my own credit card. (No corporate cards.)
I hope this job works out. That's all I'll say right now. The universe unfolds in divine order, I keep reminding myself.
At any rate, the other aspects of life are spectacular. I'm in love, have new Sponge Bob pajamas, and I have A LOT to look forward to in the next few weeks. Like the people in AA, I'm taking one day at a time.