Recovery From Shock Can Take Time
That sounds like something the doctor says to you in the emergency room. “No need to worry. Recovery from shock can take time.” It sounds lame, but it’s true even when you forget it’s true. I forgot.
I’ve already shared that Jack Canfield wrote the foreword to Getting Happy …when you wish you were dead. And I shared that I’m thrilled he did. But it never occurred to me that it was such a thrill, and such a surprise, that it put me into shock. Oh, nothing like anaphylaxis or post-trauma shock, but shock nonetheless. Maybe something like a badly cast stupefy from Harry Potter.
I was so happy I just sort of did nothing for the last couple days. I still got stuff done, but it was more like floating along and occasionally touching down to do some work. Altogether a rather pleasant experience.
An email from Andrée Laflamme snapped me out of it.
Shocky But Still Walking
It occurred to me Friday to reach out to Andrée Laflamme. She is the book buyer for Costco Canada. It was a sort of Aha! moment. The Costco Connection magazine arrived, and I always like looking at the books they are promoting. Andrée always has her picture in a sidebar in the book section.
This time, it occurred to me to reach out. So I called a local Costco (there are three in Toronto) and asked for her number. That got me to head office, and the automated system allowed me to dial her name. Presto! I had her voicemail. Friday afternoon brought an email from her with a short list of names.
That led me to connecting with Peter Macdougall from Raincoast Books via email. I hope to hear back from him tomorrow.
That action led me to take action in Facebook, too. Dr. Friedman suggests posting in groups that share an interest in your book’s topic. So I started that process today. I’ll continue with two or three groups each day. Recovery from shock is a good thing.