Saturday, January 7, 2012

What I Never Expected

What I never expected, is exactly what happened to me less than two months ago.  On November 19, 2011 at about 11am, I was sitting across the table from a man named Frank.  I was very nervous that morning, at a type of interview I had never even dreamed of doing, and it was then that Frank said something, which I was not expecting. “I like what you have written.”  I will tell you right now that I have been writing for years, mostly for my own amusement.  Rarely would I show anyone, that which I had written, because like pretty much everyone else, I was afraid that they would not like it. This half hour meeting, on that less than ordinary Saturday though, had changed that for me. 

I had gone to that meeting somewhat unprepared, because like I said, I had never done anything like this before.  Then the meeting did not go, as I’d expected.  In my head I had thought it through many times, and it really was supposed to go like this.  I would walk in, hoping not to trip, say here is my book, smile, say something good about it, try not to swallow my tongue, breathe, finish whatever I was going to say, and get a nice pat on the head with a ‘Nice Try’ response.  Then I would be sent on my way, to go back to my little cave, and continue writing for my own amusement.  What I did not expect, was the exact opposite.

I went into that meeting trying to think of some way to pitch my book to Frank.  Shortly after I sat down however, I found out I didn’t have to.  He had read the first chapter I had sent him before hand, and he liked it.  What he said next, really through me off.  He said I did not need to pitch the book to him.  He was sold before I had even sat down.  We talked for the next half hour about marketing, and on Tuesday I sent him the rest of the book.  Kings and Dragons: Light in the Darkness, my first book, will be released in late summer, around September of 2012.  This was my hobby for so many years, and now I do not know what exactly it is, but it is definitely not what I expected.  If someone can tell me what it is, then please let me know.

You can Follow me on Twitter or my Book-Page on Facebook.  Enjoy.



  1. Wow, congratulations, that is really exciting to hear! Gives the rest of us some hope. I hope your book does really well! I will watch for it!

  2. Congratulations, Michael. Way to write :)

  3. I'm very happy to have come across you, Michael! I'll do everything I can to help promote your work through social networking. Very glad you're following your dream and finding good fortune.

  4. Great story. I hope something like that happens to me.......Writing my very first story that is based on true events.

    Check out my blog and follow if you wish...... Just the first chapter...

    The very best of luck for the year....

  5. Loved your story.. thanks for sharing with em on twitter.. this is really awesome.. Good luck to you

  6. Congrats on starting the dream! Can't wait until it comes out! :)

  7. Wonderful blog, Michael! Congrats on your success. I cannot wait to read your work!

    Rachel Hunter