July 24, 2005
"Divided Minds" progress
Well, everyone, the books are published and are in the warehouse, waiting for that magic date of August 24 when they will be available in stores. Lynnie and I will be on "Good Morning America" on Aug. 31 but I don't know which hour of the two so, alas, you'll have to watch or tape both in order to catch us. There is going to be a review and a picture in People Magazine, date uncertain, and Reader's Digest will have an interview published in the October issue, which comes out on newstands in September.
All this may seem very exciting but to me it is very stressful and I am not looking forward to the various public appearances we have lined up for us: readings, radio interviews and some TV and such. I don't even know all that is planned because I'm trying to act like a Buddhist and have Lynnie and our publicist only tell me about the next one each time, so I won't get exhausted thinking about a whole week's or month's worth and start worrying that I can't do it. As a Buddhist-Catholic friend of mine told me, "There is only today." I think if I can take this to heart and live it, this attitude will help me to get through the next few months rather than knowing all the appearances in advance. I don't want to get myself all worked up about how much we have to do and how little time I'll have to recuperate between them and how little time I'll have to myself etc. I just want to know what I have to do "today" for today. And if I can't, well, that's just for today. Wish me luck!
Posted by pamwagg at July 24, 2005 05:27 PM
I just finished your book- I thought you had set yourself on fire what with the end Lynnie wrote! I was worried there for a few pages. I did like your book though. What an amazing journey. I am a psych nurse, have been for 11 years now, and I have met some very interesting people through their travels. I'm pulling for you. Stay safe. And stay close. Family support is such a huge factor. Sincerely, Jill
Posted by: Jill at January 16, 2006 07:00 AM
Wow, I am amazed by this book! Pam can you sign my book I must be honest but I am only on the first few pages...but so far so good!!! I LOVE THIS BOOK :)I have my copy ready to send out to you. I would pay for post. Just let me know k? Sincerely, Cassandra
Posted by: Cassandra at November 24, 2005 09:48 PM
Good luck Pam!
Posted by: Moeder at August 1, 2005 10:22 PM
Congratulations! Another morsel of Buddhist wisdom (modified to be more gender appropriate):
She is able who thinks she is able.
Posted by: priya at August 1, 2005 05:52 PM
Congrats and best of luck Pam, especially with all of your public appearances.
Posted by: mwb at July 30, 2005 04:05 PM
Wow! This is a first. I was not the "Johnny on the spot" to be the first to comment on your blog. At least it was our mutual friend Puzli(the spelling of which I shall never forget, thanks to you). He travels with the speed of light, while I, unfortunately, barely travel at all.
I'm worried about you,Pam. Initially you were so happy and confident, and I was so thrilled about your achievement and you reaction to it, that I jumped the gun and was filled with optimism. Even when I began to become slightly uneasy about some of the things you said and the familiar patterns that you began to exhibit, I did not want to recognize them, and so I wished them away. This is not being the true friend that I am and speaking to your best interests. It's about time that I emerged from the shell of isolation I have constucted,grow up, and "smell the coffee" as it were. I shall write and we shall talk. You know I am with you all the way, whatever and wheresoever you choose to do and be when the pressure is really on.
With love ever strong, Paula
Posted by: Paula Kirkpatrick at July 25, 2005 12:57 AM
My wishes are always with you Pam!:)
take care and keep on going strong. love, puzli
Posted by: puzli at July 24, 2005 08:22 PM
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