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Monday, January 14, 2008

Behind the Scenes

I am fascinated with what makes things tick. A good example is the musical I recently went to see "Menopause the Musical".
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It is easy to simply sit and enjoy it but I am always wondering...who had this idea? How did they decide to produce it? Who did they employ to help them? How long did it take? What all was involved to get it on stage? How long has this been running? How many states has it run in? How much has attendance increased? How many people are returning from a previous showing? How much money do these performers make? How do they maintain home and family and be on move all the time? Do they change the show and if so how often? How did they pick the performers?
These type of questions can apply to anything...a new building, a restaurant, a museum the local library, a housing project, Sea World and on and on and even the writing of a book. As some of you realize I have written and published the book "Buckskin Bessie - Her Lost Letters". I don't like tooting my own horn so I will direct you to the Jan. 10th post on "Fools Rush in" where Granny gave it a very generous review.
To quote a fellow blogger (Thumper thinks out loud) " I am a published writer. Note I did not say "author". To be an author I would have to had major sales, drink with my pinky stuck straight out, and have done a stint at Betty Ford". I don't even think writer is the best match for me....maybe investigator would be my perfect fit because you see this book is a two year investigation inspired by a stack of very old letters found on top of a garbage pile at an estate sale. The creation of this book is a story in itself and so I have decided to make Monday a "Behind the scenes day" and share some of that very strange process that took place.
First glimpse..................................
I never had a yearning to write a book. Truthfully, I always thought you would have to have an intense imagination to do so and I know I do not possess one or that you have had an exceptional life, like that of crime or fame and etc. and I don't. Now, I like true stories but most of those, especially historical, are really rather boring to me. They tend to just give you dates and actions and I need feelings:) So writing was never on my list of "I want to".
Check in next week........................................................................

7 comments:

Ex-Shammickite said...

Congratulations onwriting and publishing your book. I know it's a huge amount of work and I wish you all the best in your efforts and accomplishments.

JeanMac said...

Well, I'm impressed! Some talent going on there to get a book published.

smilnsigh said...

Yes, Congratulations on having a book in print.

You have a very inquisitive mind, wanting to know what's behind so many things. And this is a good thing, I'd say. You never have to be bored. Always something else to wonder about and find out.

Mari-Nanci

icanseeclearlynow said...

i'm the same way with wanting to know how things evolve. especially movies, novels, and plays. i never just watch a movie, i'm wondering who decided the location, the photography, oh bunches of things!

:)

maria

Chatty Crone said...

Congrats on your book and its being published.

I love to know the details of every thing as well. The who, what, when and whys. I love to analyze things and know where it is coming from.

Best Wishes,
Chatty

Granny Annie said...

I loved tootin' your horn for you! The book is such a delight and to quote my uncle, "I got the Buckskin Bessie book yesterday, and am impressed. How anyone can take a stack of letter and do what she has done with them is remarkable." Amen!

Changes in the wind said...

Stay tooned...I had a helping hand:)