Filed under: Dave White
I’ve been thinking about public image lately. Namely, my own.
J.A. Konrath has a post about it.
I don’t wanna have a public persona. I don’t want to be “on” all the time, anytime I’m at a signing. I don’t want to have to worry about being “Dave White.”
I just want to be.
So, I’ve made a decision. (Actually I probably made this decision along time ago, subconsciously, but now it’s a conscious one.)
I’m just going to be Dave White… warts and all.
If you read my blog, you’ll see I’ve made a ton of faux pas in front of authors. I’m pretty sure Harlan Coben has a restraining order against me. I made David Montgomery uncomfortable on an elevator.
But you’ll also see me, a complete goofball balancing a beer bottle on my head. You’ll see me smiling and telling jokes and talking.
And you know what? Sometimes I won’t want to give out business cards. Sometimes I won’t want to say any more about my book than its title and maybe a sentence.
And to me, that’s okay.
I’ll talk about my book if I want to. And I’ll listen to you about yours.
But what I’m not going to be is “in your face.” I’m not going to have a prepared spiel about my book. I’m not going to stop people in bookstores to talk about it.
But on September 25th, if you’re in NJ, you’ll probably see me taking photographs at the bookshelves.
Because that’s me.
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