- October 9th, 2010
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Getting Lost is Part of the Book Fair. This year was my first book fair as author. It’s another experience, a reality check. I’ve been there before, in awe of all the people who had written books and had them presented at the yearly event. I imagined that the work was behind them. That the months of toil of writing a book was over the moment it was presented. Sadly it’s like every other creative area. The product is complete. In my case it was a thrill to see my book on the shelves at the Bastei-Luebbe stand. It was interesting to watch the media storm surrounding Ken Follett. And it was fun meeting old friends and colleagues who had no idea that I had written a book. Of course it’s not even officially released. That is just over a week away. There was time to breathe the last few days. But there won’t be any time over the next few weeks and months. My days will be full of promotion, interviews, video diaries, photo opportunities, and readings. I won’t have time to work on a second project. Work as I have known it is over. The real work however starts now!