My question, or plea rather, is what do you do when you have a book everyone seems to love? What do you do next? I've come to the realization that no one I know here in El Paso is probably going to be able to help me answer that. I don't think it's that they don't want to or aren't willing to, but I don't think they know how to answer it either. I hope I'm wrong. 

I'm not much of a club person so that may be hurting me, and perhaps that's something I need to change. I've never been a Book Club type person. Why? Simply because I'm not a reader of books. I am a writer and organizer of thought. By this I mean my own thought. And I'm not much of a sharer in this regard. I know that I'm not the type of person who will read all of your latest work and see what I can do to help you climb the book publisher ladder. I am working hard at trying to figure out how to do that myself. I am more than willing to tell you how I have accomplished what I have accomplished, but that really won't get you anywhere because in the BIG picture I really haven't gotten anywhere or accomplished anything to any great degree. Well, anything that has gotten noticed by the folks who could take my prose, present it to the world for those who do like to read, and them have some fun and laughter. This is my goal.  

This is all my fault. You see, the great, great majority of us are all alone in this poetic game of the cat (us) chasing the elusive professional publisher (the mouse). We all need someone to step in for us, read our book and introduce us to that special someone. I have tried and am still trying this tactic. No luck yet. 

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