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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My Lucky Day

There's me looking hopeful. All set to autograph books. All set to go home with--at the very least--money to put gas in the car.

Did I sell any books? Nope. Not one. Zero. Nada. Zaden.

Am I going to quit writing? No. I've gone through this scenario many times, though when I was younger, disappointment hit me harder. I needed extra money when the kids were younger, but writing didn't provide it. So I got a job. Still, I could not quit writing. I had stories to tell. In the quiet of the evening, when the house settled down, I wrote.

Some people live to play golf, some live to sing, some live to shop. I live to write.

And though I did not sell any books at the book fair, my books do sell online.

As far as the gas for the car, I had money in my wallet to buy it on the way home. (I always remember to be prepared.) There was a gas station on Route 1 selling regular for $3.05 a gallon. What a bargain! Plus the proprietor actually cleaned the front AND back windows for me.

It was my lucky day. :-)


Unknown said...

You do have a great attitude, Penny. I've always heard, and excuse my ebonics, but this is how I learned it - "Be's that way sometimes." And $3.05 a gallon??? I think we really do need to be back in NJ. It is $3.17 here where we buy it.

Penelope Marzec said...

$3.05 is the least expensive. It's $3.08 or $3.09 at the moment at some other "bargain" gas stations. It has not been that low for years. I'm hoping it stays that way for a while. :-)

Penelope Marzec said...


P. S. Your ebonics are cool. :-)

MarkD60 said...

Sorry you didn't sell books at the book fair. I don't like to see you disappointed.
Here gas is about $6.50 US a gallon.

Penelope Marzec said...


Wow! That's expensive gas!

Kaye Spencer said...

This is just the uplifting boost I needed today. Thank you for reminding me why I write.

<aside - here in southeastern Colorado, gas prices just went down to $3.45 a gallon.)

Penelope Marzec said...


Glad to be uplifting. :-)

I hope everyone's gas prices go down. Sure helps the pocketbook. :-)