Gift Getting: What I always wanted but not very much
The second thing I thought of for Gift Getting under this Marketing for Romance Writers week twenty-two topic was a car—a Fiat—a gift from my husband upon my high school graduation.
As a wife with two kids, I went back to high school as an adult to get my diploma, and I received it with honors.
Afterward, I went on to graduate from college. It’s a long story why I did this, but it’s for another time and place.
Back to Gift Getting.
The day I came home after the graduation ceremony from high school, a little blue car sat in my front yard. A real shock! If you knew my (ex) husband, you’d know how shocking. He didn’t do things like buy a new (used) car, but this time, he did.
Now for the “not very much” part of the topic.
Needless to say, I’d been grateful and happy for the gift. If I had chosen the car, it would not have had a four-on-the-floor manual transmission. I knew how to drive a stick-shift and had a couple cars with a standard transmission in my youth, and I had learned in drivers training. One time in our marriage, my husband and I had a four-on-the-floor Camaro. Fun!
On the day I got behind the wheel of my graduation gift and observed a clutch, I kept quiet. Oh, yes, I appreciated this gift because it came as a heartfelt gesture. I never said anything to my husband about the standard trans. So it turned out to be a day I received a gift I always wanted, but not very much.
For this topic, I almost mentioned a publisher I once had and how thrilled I had been to sign a contract–a gift to myself. Until it wasn’t, but I learned this too late. So, again, signing a publishing contract turned out to be a gift I always wanted but not very much, in this case, anyway.
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Happy Dancin’ News: My full-length novel due out in November went to the editor last week! I’m looking forward to cover design next, but I’m holding up on the cover for now.
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