Well folks, Urban Fantasy Friday was a bust. Three topics in and not much response has nudged me into a new idea for Fridays here. Laugh and learn though, right? My apologies to the five readers who were clearly fans. But, the good news is, you may like this new idea far more!
Okay. P.P.I.F. stands for Project Pay It Forward, as in the Amber Scott Project, me, I pay it forward. ‘It’ being, a book. But not just any book.
When you become an author, the more you learn, the less you are, sadly, able to tolerate some of your once favorite authors work. Maybe it means your skills have developed and that’s good. Maybe it means seeing the puppet strings ruins the show. But the rare wonder is when a book not only enthralls me, but I actually learn about my own voice and writing from it. This happened for me with Touched By An Alien.
I am a better writer for reading it.
Also, as I was drooling over Martini and all the other hunks in it, I found myself thinking of at least five women who I know would DIG this book. My synapses fired and P.P.I.F. was born. As a way to thank Gini Koch for such a smart, funny and entertaining read, I will pay her book forward to three smart, funny women. They in turn will be asked to do the same. Each book will be sent off into the world with a note attached explaining the project, and a blessing to make it back to me.
My goal is to have the book reach five readers who each sign or note their experience, be it good or bad, then have the fifth return the books to me. As the books travel, I will share their journeys here on this blog and each reader will be encouraged to contact me to add to the post. Super fun, right? I’m starting off with a goal of five to see how it goes but in my big dreams, we get the book into big, influential and far-reaching hands. What a cool thank you gift will it be to give Gini these books and she can see how far her dreams on paper got in the world?
As we go along, we’ll adjust. We’ll send new books out. We’ll keep it entertaining. And we’ll see how far forward I can pay each gift each author gave me in putting time, sweat, tears, blood, coffee and youthful years of her life onto a page.
So, that’s it. My little big blog idea. Whatcha think???