Today my fiance and I went for a 2.6-mile walk. On our treck, I dropped off the remaining “poorly-edited” copies of the four books I published last year at a few different places around the Eastown area of Grand Rapids.
I recently went back through and did edits with fresh eyes. Even people with over a decade of experience editing sometimes miss a thing or two. There weren’t a ton of edits, and only one of them was a somewhat major edit. Nonetheless, I decided that I would give my less-than-perfect copies away for free.
I left some in three different Little Libraries. There is one on Fulton that has one copy each of all four books, one on Diamond with one copy each of three of them, and one somewhere off Wealthy that has one copy each of two of them. What was left was a stack of Fighting With Myself that I left in the entryway at Spirit Dreams, one of my favorite places to shop and browse.
We didn’t just leave my books on this walk. Dale found a book each in two of the Little Libraries, and I bought a couple candles at Spirit Dreams. I’ve been having some health issues, so I bought a healing candle. And after getting an email from my author website from a former stalker today, I also bought a protection candle. Sunday night when I am home from dog sitting for the weekend you know what I’ll be doing.
It was a nice walk, though the temps are a bit brisk in GR right now. I hope that the people that pick my books to read enjoy them as much as I enjoyed writing them.