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Oct312011

A Road Warrior, in repose

In the dressing room of infinity (San Ramon)In the last two years, book-related travel has taken me to 135 events in 32 states, and as of next week, three foreign countries, (not counting a few layovers in Amsterdam).

It’s been an incredible journey, and more of life change, than a book tour. But alas, I’ve had to learn a new word: No. Actually it’s usually more like, “Gee, I’d love to—honestly LOVE to, but I gotta say ‘no’ in order to get more writing done.”

Something like that, and it’s always tinged with regret.

To quote a line from one of my favorite movies, Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous: “This is the circus, everybody’s trying not to go home.”

I know how that feels. But I’m finally packing up the tent and dismantling the Big Top so I can get back to writing, in earnest.

This week takes me to the SILK Festival in Skudeneshavn, Norway, then Thousand Oaks, then Indiana, then…a story about a little Chinese boy, searching for his mother in 1931 will take precedent, for a while at least.

I hope we both find what we’re looking for.

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Reader Comments (4)

So do I!
November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDave Dubé
That was a nice round-up Jamie. Travelling is really cool most especially meeting new people and life-changing experiences. I always heard about that SILK Festival but have no idea how it looks like. Hope you could share your experience and some photographs during the event. Thanks!
November 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike @ Poster Printing
Looking forward to reading your next book so much! I also loved seeing you and hearing you speak in Richardson, TX in September! You are a gifted storyteller.
November 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa
Cool! I like your book and looking forward to the next!
November 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEli

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