Thursday, September 29, 2005

Well, as usual, somehow I'm pulling it though. Somehow, I keep forgetting that the 10 hours a day I spend writing...that's the easy part. :-) Promoting for books and events, that's where the real work kicks in and it's nonstop. You're praying for ten hour days then! LOL

I mailed out signing invitations to my local newsletter list, made store flyers and delivered them, plus a whole lot of little stuff. The suitcase is still packed, but what the heck! I have to repack it for tomorrow anyway. :-) I'm putting the finishing touches on my discussion for the Symposium this weekend and I'm looking forward to going. After this weekend, I'll be home for much of October, which will be cool. Doing signings in other locations can be fun. But it's great if you can spread it out instead of going somewhere every week. Personal preference, of course. Last year, I did what I had to do. Sometimes, I was in a different city every week trying to push my book to the locals. LOL Some authors do enjoy that type of travel and do it with a full time job! I might just be burnt out from it because I traveled 85% of the time on my job when I was working. Another reason why I prefer driving rather than flying these days.

So today, I'm finishing up my discussion, packing the suitcase, and then I'm going to a special luncheon today! It's called: Understandiing your Government - A conversation with members of the City of St. Louis Board of Estimate and Appointment." This is an opportunity provided my sorority to meet with public officials to talk, have dinner, and ask questions. Should be interesting.

Then I'm back on the road in the wee hours of the morning, headed for Dayton, OH. Then I'll come back and continue with mailings and weekly preparations for the next signings. Oh, and I should get First Fridays back sometime today or tomorrow. If I get it today, I'll be able to take it with me and review the recommended changes and consider the issues, then come back and begin on it Monday.

4 comments:

princessdominique Thu Sep 29, 09:09:00 AM EDT  

Yay! I want pictures. All this traveling, I was to "see" you in action :)

e Thu Sep 29, 03:07:00 PM EDT  

Living out of a suitcase, exciting at first, mind-numbingly painful after you have been at it awhile. Good luck on the road show.

Marcus Harris Thu Sep 29, 06:59:00 PM EDT  

Wow, Twin, you stay busier than I thought. With all this traveling, how are you ever gonna find the time to watch the Rams on Sundays?

I know it's getting to be a little overwhelming, but keep your head up through it all. Before long, you'll be looking back on all this in a few years - stretched out on a Honolulu beach, sipping a Mai Tai - and realize that it was all worth it. Trust me.

And, hey - don't hesitate to invite your Twin along . . . as you now know after reading my latest blog entry: I love the beach - any beach (hint, hint).

Cherlyn Michaels Mon Oct 03, 08:50:00 AM EDT  

Dom,
You'd think that since getting the braces off, I'd have learned to not only bring the camera, but to actually pull it out and use it. LOL I'll have someone to take pics at my next few signings!

Erik,
Oh, man! When I was working, I hated it!!! You're right, it was exciting at first. But after a few years of that, I'd had enough! It's more enjoyable this time around. I'm not traveling and talking about paint, for one! LOL

Hey Twin,
Oh, I'm getting my game on! LOL Rams aren't making my travel days any better though. 2-2 after last night's beating by NY. Good thing about signings and football is that you hardly do signings on Sundays and Mondays. :-) Oh, and it's on! We'll meet up on that beach (read my book; I LOVE beaches too) in Hawaii. Who ever gets there first will go ahead and order the drinks! LOL ;-)