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A book signing is what you make of it!

There is a valuable lesson in this for everyone with aspirations. The adage of success is what you make of it might well sound like pretentious biz speak, but it is also true.


I just got back from my book signing at the Scotia Square Coles outlet – and it was a good signing and a bad one – and I’ll tell you why.

For starters, it was a fine and sunny day.

Unfortunately, that is NOT optimal book signing weather. For a good book signing you want to have somewhat gray weather. Drizzly is even better. Not pouring down hard enough to keep folks at home – but just dank and drizzly to make them itchy for the malls and – more important – for the bookstores.

So when I set out this morning I knew that it wasn’t going to be a good book signing.

Now I could have moped around and complained to whoever would listen – and how many people are out there in the world who really want to listen to some old fart writer moping and groaning…

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About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7.


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