Book Blurbs are Crucial

My editor just asked me for a list of potential book blurbers for my upcoming book Lessons from the Monk I Married, to be published March 2012. Here's the list I sent to her:


1. Elizabeth Gilbert
2. Oprah Winfrey
3. Eckhart Tolle
4. Dalai Lama
5. Marianne Willliamson



Oh, and maybe Obama, what do you think? Am I shooting too high?


Perhaps, but I'm going for it anyway. So what do you think? Anyone else I should ask? I'm trying to come up with a list for my editor. I'm racking my brain on this rainy Friday evening and it's a bit hard because there's so much do at the moment. I'm heading off to our family lake house in about one hour.


You see, this weekend is my pre-anniversary weekend. On May 10th I will be celebrating eight years with the monk I married. It's been 16 years since I first met him. He would be a lovely reviewer of the book, but alas, I don't think that would work since he's the one of the stars of the story.


Writing a book has not been such an easy process. I thought it would be a snap and it's actually been one of the hardest journeys of my life. I'm ready to give birth to the book and conceive of another. I feel like I've been working on it forever. I'm at the point where I'm not sure I can see it all clearly because I've been working on it for so long. Any other book writers out there who can relate?


One exciting detail is that my title, Lessons from the Monk I Married, will remain intact. There was a question of whether or not that would be THE ONE or not. A title can often change if you are publishing traditionally. Since mine is so imbedded on the internet already, it wouldn't be such a wise move to change it. Besides that, there is a whole section in my book about how the title came to me.


So my editor and the Seal Press team in Berkeley are starting to work on publicity for the book. I'm excited and scared at the same time. I feel like I've been talking about this thing forever and it seems like it may never happen.


Like it was all just a dream.


A very long dream....


One that I never woke up from.


But the reality is, this baby is coming. Just hold on folks. I promise, it's coming...


Book blurbs are of the essence right now....any ideas of possible authors that might be good for a book blurb for Lessons from the Monk I Married, a spiritual memoir of an American English teacher who falls in love and marries a Korean Buddhist monk? Can you think of any other authors who fall into this category or books of this nature?


I wish I had more time to write a longer post, but this is my reality right now. I'll be celebrating my anniversary while coming up with book blurbers, reworking a chapter and updating marketing statistics. Such is my life right now.


For all of you who have just boarded my band wagon, you must check out the 365 lessons I wrote for 2010 (see archives on sidebar). This was an extremely powerful year in my life and every single day of it was recorded on this blog in the form of lessons. Those lessons may very well turn into my second book...but for now I'm working on finishing up my memoir. In it, all the secrets and questions many of the readers here have asked me about will finally be revealed. The whole story will be out of bag in less than 10 months. Good Lord! More soon....I'm signing off....


P.S.-The book blurbs above are of my own making. Just getting ideas! ^_^! This was also published on my blog Lessons from the Monk I Married where I wrote 365 lessons for 2010 and am currently writing weekly lessons

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