What a great time my wife and I had at the Permian Gun Show this past weekend! You know, when I had the notion of writing my first novel “COUGAR!”, I thought of the prospects of fame and fortune that would follow similar to the character of Richard Castle in the T.V. show “Castle”. Well, that certainly hasn’t happened yet, and I can say now, two years down the road, that there are probably many more writers that do not find fame and fortune than do. So why write at all, you might ask. This weekend’s activities certainly underscore the answer to that question.
Not only did we almost sell out of books again, surprisingly selling more copies of “COUGAR!” than “NIGHT WIND”, we met the most interesting people, started some great relationships, and were able to encourage several to “Go ahead and write that book!”. We had more than a few of our previous customers come by the table and request another story about Hanna and Tuck as soon as I could get one worked up, and I even had a man familiar with the film industry come by and encourage me in my pursuit of the movie based on the novel “COUGAR!”. All of this was really rewarding to me, but the most rewarding time was seeing several young people pick up copies of a gospel tract that I always have on the corner of my tables, and having the opportunity to share scripture with a couple of fellow believers that needed some encouragement.
I realize at this stage of my life that success is not always measured by the amount of money that you have, but more by what is said about you when you leave the room, and I would like to think that a few glasses will be raised in a toast when someone remembers the old writer that they met at an obscure event, and the encouragement that he gave that changed their lives.
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