fountain pen    My palms sweat, my heart flutters and I try to remain outwardly calm. Inside I am a raging volcano.  I’m incredibly excited about my first ever book signing!  I’m practicing my signature so you can read it.  I keep trying different pens to see which one is best (I think I like the gel pens because I don’t have enough flair in my signature for a Flair pen).

I made an event on Facebook, sent a press release to the newspaper, and I am sure it will hit the front page of the Sunday edition, and I printed up posters for Hastings’ front door.   I’ve picked out my outfit. Now what?  I need to relax. I need to get on with my life and get back to writing the three books waiting patiently on my computer that are being neglected.

I’m a writer.  I am driven to write and put on paper things others don’t see.  Or they see them, but not with the artists eye.  I want to be the best of the best, so I practice my craft and strive to show how interesting life is – not just drift through it trudging to work each day for someone else. I want to hold a mirror up to the world and say, “look at what is happening around you – the world is beautiful, or the world is sad, or heartbreaking, or horrific,” but never mundane.  I want to leave a legacy – to be remembered.

No wonder I’m nervous about the book signing.  I set the bar a little high.

In my quest for balance in my life this year I am planning to do more writing for myself and less for contests.  I’ve learned a lot from contests but even more from my fellow writers, editors and publishers.   The support I get from the writers in the Enid Writers’ Club, Oklahoma Writers Federation  and Oklahoma Women Bloggers has shoved me over the edge into a new world of writing.

It’s Saturday March 15, 2014 from 6 -8 at Hastings in Enid.  Wish me luck!    1009952_10151834907161920_2018758238_n


About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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3 Responses to THE BALANCED LIFE NO. 8

  1. luciesmoker says:

    Those are very honorable goals. I’ll enjoy watching you reach them.


  2. pat turner says:

    YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!


  3. marifarthing says:

    I hope the signing went great, Peggy! Congrats!!


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