Sunday, December 30, 2007

I Appreciate the Good Things

My friend told me today that my local Borders Books has had a display of THE VAMPIRE SHRINK up near the cash register through the xmas holiday. I just had to drive over and take a photo. I so appreciate when good things happen. I'll be signing in that store on January 26 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Growing a Thick Skin

I hadn't really intended for this photo to be a self-portrait or anything (grin). I was just looking for a picture to use in this post about needing thick skin, and this guy (he's probably taking a nap, but I'm projecting that he's temporarily overwhelmed) works. I especially love the horn.

I try not to read the reviews posted on various sites, because I really do understand they're one person's opinion. And, as I've been told over and over, it is ridiculous for me to get my feelings hurt by reviews (but I still do). After all, this isn't PERSONAL. It's business. Yes. I know. I think my soft, gooey middle (not just talking about my spare tire, here) is why I'm a good counselor/psychotherapist. I don't think my sensitivity will ever go away. But I'm trying to practice some skillful denial.

I'm very curious about how others deal with the "growing a thicker skin" issue. Do you have any mental tricks you use to keep confidence high in the face of such wide-ranging opinions? What are your coping techniques? Please share!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Winter Solstice Contest is hosting a Winter Solstice contest for me. The prize is a copy of THE VAMPIRE SHRINK and more wonderful chocolate from The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
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Happy December!