Today, I showed up to work and was humbled by all of the interest that I received about my book. For some reason, I forget that I broadcast pieces of my life on the internet, so it always throws me off when my real and cyber worlds collide.
The question that I received repeatedly, “What is your book about?”
Seems easy enough. I just get so self-conscious about sharing my writing soul to real live people, (somehow internet people, even if they’re actually the same people, are less intimidating!).
My one sentence answer: A couple that is frustrated with their jobs and life and decides to sell everything to travel separately.
Not the most poetic response, but truthful.
Even trickier, however, is putting my 59,089 words into a couple of meaningful and engaging paragraphs. If you’ve already read my previous attempts, save yourself the time now, stop reading. Tonight’s attempt is likely no better than before, and more likely than not, will drive me crazy with revisions.
However, if you’re new to my explanation of my book, read on! As always, thoughtful input is welcomed: