I received three boxes of What Now? yesterday. One hundred brand spanking new copies. Unfortunately, these were sent before I re-edited all three books. Now, I have 100 copies of a book that no longer exists. If ever there was a prescient book title, I wonder, what now?
I don’t want to send them out for reviews or giveaways. There were not many errors in the book (about a half-dozen actual errors), but I also changed some of the book itself (mostly simplifying or clarifying). In essence, it’s the same book, but in actuality it is not.
I suppose I could donate them to local charities. I could also save a few and slip them into Halloween bags. I don’t have a fireplace, so I can’t use them to save on electricity and I have a gas grill, so I can’t even use them to replace charcoals.
Haste makes waste is a lesson often re-taught over the course of a lifetime. The challenge is to figure out how to make the results of my haste not go entirely to waste. It should be an interesting exercise in creative thinking.