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I’m Tired of Selling. (Sorry, were you expecting me to break out into song ala Julie Andrews? Fugetaboutit!)
Ask any author what they hate most about writing and most will answer, Marketing. [Raises hand and waves it frantically.] Having just finished the Purpose marketing blitz, I’m tired of it, I’m tired of blog posts, clipping excerpts, doing interviews. Hell I’m even a bit tired of the book. And I’m whining now, aren’t I? Sorry.
So, today I want to talk about something else, anything really. But toss out politics, (and the US political system is a shit show theses days isn’t it?) religion, (because it seems if I talk about my right to marriage equality, I’m infringing on Kim Davis’ god given right to be a bigot) and sports, (because we all know my New York Mets are the team to beat, not Brandilyn’s Houston Astros) and I’m plum outta topics this week.
So I thought I’d just jot down some random thoughts and see if anyone cares enough to comment.
I have a LOT of sneakers. I prefer black or dark colors, but I have all types.
I hate suits and ties—probably a bad thing since in my day job I’m a prosecutor.
I drink my coffee black—cowboy coffee as my grandmother used to call it. makes the sign of the cross to honor my deceased grandmother
It’s macaroni, not pasta in my house and it’s not pasta sauce it’s Gravy or Madanad, which is Marinara for those non Italian Americans. (See this video for the reference: Funny or Die, Bensonhurst Italian Spelling Bee.)
My car of choice is a Lomborghini, but I only have the budget for a Jeep Wrangler.
It’s quite possible I know more about Frozen, Peppa Pig, and Baby Alive than the Rule Against Perpetuities, the Fourth Amendment or Civil Procedure.
In my house, it takes two grown men to put one four year old to sleep and by then we are both exhausted.
Don’t let anyone tell you three dogs aren’t really much more work than two. It’s a humongous lie.
Even if you follow the directions on the bag, Starbucks Coffee doesn’t taste the same at home as when you buy a cup at the store.
I am not ashamed to say I clip coupons, but I am ashamed to say I usually forget to use them when I go shopping.
No one will call me neat and tidy, but no one will ever complain my house is dirty.
The best part of taking ‘lil q to a playground is if it’s empty and I can use the equipment with her.
I like 80% of all vegetable, but I really hate peas. Guess what is the one vegetable ‘lil q will eat?
I couldn’t color inside the line as a kid and I still can’t.
And last, I feel cheated. I really didn’t learn all I need to know in Kindergarten. Al Gore didn’t invent the Internet until I was in college.
For those at GRL, have a great time. For those at home, have a great rest of the week and bring on the weekend.
~Andrew Q Gordon
Author: Andrew Q. Gordon
Publisher: DSP Publications
Publication Date: 10/06/2015
Cover Artist: Angsty G
Forty years ago the Spirit of Vengeance—a Purpose—took William Morgan as its host, demanding he avenge the innocent by killing the guilty. Since then, Will has retreated behind Gar, a façade he uses to avoid dealing with what he’s become. Cold, impassive, and devoid of emotion, Gar goes about his life alone—until his tidy, orderly world is upended when he meets Ryan, a broken young man cast out by his family. Spurred to action for reasons he can’t understand, Gar saves Ryan from death and finds himself confronted by his humanity.
Spending time with Ryan helps Will claw out from under Gar’s shadow. He recognizes Ryan is the key to his reclaiming his humanity and facing his past. As Will struggles to control the Purpose, Ryan challenges him to rethink everything he knew about himself and the spirit that possesses him. In the process, he pushes Will to do something he hasn’t done in decades: care.
About Andrew Q Gordon
Andrew Q. Gordon wrote his first story back when yellow legal pads, ball point pens were common and a Smith Corona correctable typewriter was considered high tech. Adapting with technology, he now takes his MacBook somewhere quiet when he wants to write.
He currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his partner of eighteen years, their young daughter and dog. In addition to dodging some very self-important D.C. ‘insiders’, Andrew uses his commute to catch up on his reading. When not working or writing, he enjoys soccer, high fantasy, baseball and seeing how much coffee he can drink in a day.
The Last Grand Master: (Champion of the Gods – Book 1);
Ashes of Life:
A Closed Door:
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