I am a pretty firm believer in the power of karma. I think I have avoided so many accidents in my car because I'm a courteous driver. Things in this vain, et cetera.
Today I tried to contact a fellow I knew in college. We were in IFS together (International Film Society, for all you acronym lovers) He's a pretty cool cat, very witty, very into paranormal. He sometimes interviews/takes pictures with famous horror movie figureheads. I think it's pretty impressive how far he's taken his love of the genre.
I know I need to network for my book, but it's really hard to do. It's not what I am particularly interested in doing. I want to write. I want to have my product available to entertain others. I love the business side of it, but for now, I want to focus on the production side.
So anyway, I contacted him with the hopes that in exchange for a digital ARC, he'll review my book (for better or for worse) on his blog, and on Amazon where I suspect it will be posted. Then I clicked send on the e-mail, with much trepidation. Will he answer me back? Probably, like I said, he's a cool cat. Will he do it? I have no idea. We honestly haven't talked much since graduation.
Then, not five minutes later I struck up a conversation with an ex-professor and friend of mine from that self-same college. Incidentally enough, she was my Marketing professor. We talked a little about my book finishing up this month and hopefully being available soon. Then, surprise of surprises, she asked if I would like to become a client of her Promotional Marketing class. She thinks my book would be a great way to get them started (Google is apparently giving them $200 in adwords credit).
I am absolutely way excited about that, so of course I said YES!
I had another 9 hour day at work, but right now I am feeling quiet content <3