Ever wondered how much stuff fits into a couple of suitcases? It seems to hang on a fine balance between "not much" and "enough."
Right now, as I watch my house gradually becoming emptier as pieces of furniture find new homes, I have two warring factions within me...one side that wants to enjoy all of my stuff for as long as possible while I still have it...and the other side that very logically tells me it's a good idea to get this chore done as quickly as possible. There's benefit on both sides of the equation.
A stack of books, fresh from the printer in 2009.
On the subject of slimming down our possessions and emptying shelves, I'd like to put an opportunity out there for you guys. Some of you know that I self-published a book of short stories titled The Random Writings of Rachel in 2009. I originally printed 300 copies, and very quickly sold off the first 250, while the rest have slowly trickled out of my possession one by one ever since. I now have about two dozen copies left, and I was wondering if any of my readers would be interested in purchasing one of the few remaining copies of my very first book?
The Random Writings of Rachel is very much like the blog it inspired, as far as randomness and a quirky writing style goes. It's slightly more fictional, with some stories being entirely made up and other ones being wholly inspired by dreams. There's even a poem. The poem is not to be taken seriously, however, have no fear, I do not consider myself a lyricist.
If you're interested in buying a copy, shoot me an email with the address you'd like me to send your copy to at randomlyrachels @ gmail.com and if you live anywhere in the 50 United States I'll mail you one for the very fair price of $8 through paypal (that email address is my paypal address). If you live overseas you can also buy a copy, but I have to look at the shipping, the price will probably be more like $10. I'll sign the book, if you want me to, but if you think that author's signatures are horribly pretentious, I won't sign it at all. I'm flexible like that.
I see this as a win-win situation. I empty my bookshelf, you fill yours a little more, and for a very inexpensive price you get the chance to own and read stories that very few have ever had the chance to read, and support young authors at the same time!
(If it sounds like your style, better jump on that...Only 25 copies left!)
Our Spring cleaning this year has turned out to be rather extreme. How's your Spring cleaning coming?