When my little brother was three or so, his favorite phrase was “I do it.”
Our parents would try to help him set up a game and he’d brush them off with I do it. Someone would put aplate of food in front of him and start to cut up his sandwich into smaller bites. “I do it” and he’d push their helping hands away. Or hold him going down a slide, guide him around a ditch, follow him out the door. I do it, I do it, I do it.
In other words, he hated asking for help.
In that trait, we are very similar. I cringe from asking for assistance. It’s not that I don’t need it on occasion but it goes against my willful nature, I reckon.
- And so I use an axe to chop the ice from a blocked sewer on my own without asking for help. (hey, after tentatively hitting the stinky stuff trying not to get the crud on me, one splat in the face made me say, “Oh well,” and swing mightily to get the job done)
- Plaster and tape 20 by 30 foot room alone.
- Face down a charging bull.
Yes, I am the independent sort. Sometimes stupid but definitely independent.
This leads me to today and my release of Mage Revealed. I swallowed my reluctant nature and asked several of my highly valued blogger friends to assist me in the announcement. Their response made my “allergies” kick in.
At least that’s the excuse I give when confronted while holding a tissue.
Alex, my uber blogger, who told me the stress never gets even better after the second book. He should know since his fourth novel is in edits and he can’t stop writing.
Marcy – an amazing and humbling post. Truly my rock and friend, beyond priceless
Angela Brown, author of Neverlove and has one of the coolest pen names, Rayven Godchild for her self-pub series. I blush even looking at the covers.
Ellie. One of my all-time, most favorite humans on Earth. I mean she met Shaun (of the Dead) aka Scotty for Goodness sake.
Christine Rains – one of the most delightful (and talented) authors I know, author of The Thirteenth Floor series.
Heather, author of Maguire’s Corner. Her next book in the series, One Good Catch is humming along and should be out next year.