Hey – she says to me. I hear you’ve written a book. What is it about?

I’m not sure actually how one would define it. I reply. I mean it covers so many different areas. Love, Sex, Relationships, Soulmates, God, Religion, Spirituality, Occult, Witchcraft, School, Parenting, Family….The list goes on.

Oh…Well. She says indignantly. You really SHOULD know what the book is about shouldn’t you.

Well actually, dear not really (I’m so trying to be polite and not kick her out my car). I’ll let my publishers decide that, after all it’s their job. I am just an excellent writer. Pretty good at sales, but marketing is so out of my league. I like to leave it to the professionals.

She doesn’t pick up on my subtle sarcasm and continues with – Well the reason that I say is just cos I’m in the process of writing a book and I’m trying to look for publishers.

Hmm

Isn’t that interesting, I’m thinking of SO many insulting things I ‘should’ say, but I choose to be diplomatic for the sake of a pleasant drive to work and petrol money.

So I tell her, well people need to do what works for them, I guess someone could say that it’s really hard to find publishers as apparently it generally is, however my angel publishers decided to publish my book, before I’d ever even shown them a page and at that time I was nowhere near finished writing it. In fact I really just had the title, maybe 2 chapters and a basic understanding that I felt the need to write a book and it was the right time for me to do so. Anyway more about that story, in another post.

Well, it is really hard. She says. I mean I’ve tried so many publishers and blah blah blah, blah blah dumpty dah. I switched off after that, the process of listening was becoming increasingly more difficult, so I stopped trying.

In order to change the subject, I asked her.

What is your book about?

It’s about positivity, she smiles smugly. The type of book that YOU don’t like.

You know the term psychic attack springs to mind, no idea why?

I think at some point I’d said that a lot of these books about positivity are written by people that really have no idea what it’s actually about and that they appear positive on the surface but internally they actually are very negative.

In fact most times people that write books about ‘positivity’ are very judgemental and believe themselves to be ‘better’ or ‘superior’ to other people that they perceive to be ‘negative’. Rather than coming from a place of love, it’s more about control, power, the whole I’m good and you’re not ‘Saint’ holier than thou, my shit doesn’t stink culture.

Yes. Very interesting.

I wonder what she thinks positivity means?

I’ll save that little diamond for the drive home maybe. I really can’t be fucking assed anymore.

God, I can be so impatient at times, isn’t that just so negative. She’d better hurry up and find her publishers, maybe I really do need to read her book! 

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