Sadly, it's time to put the Eve's Folly Youtube channel to bed for a while. I haven't been able to garner enough viewership to justify the time involved. And I have to say, it's just the saddest thing to be pouring out your heart and soul and have no one watching. Not that I could stay hidden forever. We acting types are, as Tom Stoppard's Player so famously said, the opposite of people. We're compelled to show the things other people want to hide.
So I'll still pop back on from time to time, and maybe resurrect it in the future. And I'll certainly continue to make more posts here on Madness in the Garden: all about plants and the people who love them. For now - so long, farewell, etc etc. Love, "Eve."
A couple days ago I had the most staggering experience: I received an email with a picture that someone had stolen from out of my mind. It was wonderful.
For those of you who don't know, my self-published book Fresh Cut just got picked up by awesome indie press Open Books.
What I received by email was the new book cover that had come in from my publisher’s super-talented graphic designer. I had given them only the most cursory descriptions of cover concepts I’d been tossing around, and voila – out comes this image that could have been a snapshot from my own subconscious.
How did they know? How did they do it? I can only come back to the original thought I had about this publisher: “These people get it. They get me. They get what I’ve written. It’s a freakin’ miracle.”
And it is! Check out the publisher’s home page for a book blurb on Fresh Cut and my author intro.
How do I feel about getting published? Words can’t describe. Not unless I was a professional writer of some sort. Oh crap, talked myself into a little corner there, didn’t I?
More on this subject later, but if I have a word of advice for aspiring writers, it’s this: Find where you fit. Check out the publisher’s other works. Get to know their other authors. Find a place that feels like home, and chances are it can be.
"Eve A. Floriste"
If you're on this website, chances are you already know "All About Eve." Who is really author E.J. Bouinatchova: a writer of the strange, dark, funny, and eclectic, a former florist, and a passionate plant-o-phile.