Book Signing Preparations
Monday, November 12, 2012
My mom has left to attend her sister's funeral. There is supposed to a blizzard, or blizzard-like conditions, where she's going, so I hope they all travel safely.
Here at home, the weather has dropped. A lot. What was in the sixties yesterday morning is in the low twenties this morning. Bluck. I'm not ready for winter yet.
But I'll tell you what I AM almost ready for. Thursday! There are three days left until my first public appearance as an author!! I don't yet know how many other writers will be at the local author reception I'm going to on Thursday, but I hope there's a bunch so I don't stand out too much.
I have lots of stuff to take (besides my books, of course). My iPad is ready to give a slideshow of my books, plus I stole some dum-dum suckers from my husband to give out with my free postcards I'm going to take as well. I also bought some flouresent-colored pencils and printed out my email address on some clear postage labels to stick on the pencils. It doesn't look as home-done as I feared it would. So, check, on the free pencils I have to give out. And I have my little fish bowl ready with a sign pasted on it for the giveaway I'm going to do.
I still need to get some extra cash in case someone actually wants to buy one of my books...I may need change to give back. Then I wanted to get a few pens so people can fill out their names on the giveaway forms. And I'm hoping I can find a black plastic table cloth to put over the table and give it a little more pizzazz.
Watching me all aflutter this weekend as I prepared everything, my husband just shook his head and grinned at me. He thinks it's cute how excited I am.
So, that's what I'm all about this week. I just hope I don't flub anything up.
In other news, I did a word count this morning, and if I was participating in Nano this month, I'd be just a little behind on my wordage. I have 15,000 written so far this month. To be a track, a person should have 20,000 words done by the end of the today. But I guess, the morning is still young. Maybe (doubtfully) I can still plug in another five.
What are your big plans for this week?