But in my case, with the '86 Mets, I have thankfully always been riveted.
So whether this book turns out to be a best-seller or an also-ran, it has been the signature writing assignment of my lifetime. Darryl Strawberry called me yesterday to say how much he loved the book and that he felt the '86 Mets were waiting for the right author to come around to entrust the telling of their deepest reflections of their lives--that obviously meant a lot. Others like Mookie and Ed Hearn and Doug Sisk have expressed similar sentiments to me.
There have also been numerous individuals who have helped guide and support me behind the scenes--too many to name here and I wouldn't want to leave anybody out. But for those who read my blogs, or check in on my FB pages, you can probably figure out who they are.
And I thank all of you for allowing me to share my journey through the photos and notes I have posted. I am sure there may have been times when you thought--Geez, another posting about Kings of Queens! To that, I would say, this is the social media life we live in and the best way authors can get the word out about their projects. Most people understand that much of the publicity efforts involved with a book are left to the authors themselves nowadays. Still, thanks for hanging in there and I hope you've been interested, amused, and maybe even intrigued by some of the posts.
For those of you that have picked up a copy of Kings of Queens or plan to, drop me a line and let me know your thoughts. Authors crave feedback--the good, the bad and the ugly--because it helps make us better on ensuing projects.
Thank you all!