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Two Book Give Away--Contest Ends 10/15/09
Winner Announced: Kayla! See post below for full details!


Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Monday, April 9, 2007

Long Day Short Day

Long Day Short Day

Today was rough, one of those days where you hit the ground running and know in your heart of hearts that you aren't going to get everything done no matter how hard you try. And I didn't. I did however get all the Monday paperwork done, and talked to the radio station as per the owner to get a tag running for this week and next about Bryan's signing. Bless the owner, he really is behind me in these events, I mean I do all the leg work, all the staging, all the interfacing with the papers and the author and just about anyone else who will listen to me but he backs me up with the $$$ for the advertising. Still haven't gotten the book in, and that's just a tad worrisome but hey, we have 13 days to go and I'm sure it'll get here. It's just nice when it gets here early, right now I can't really talk too much about the book with customers, I mean they can't buy it so that really is a tease.The ones I know well I've already been talking to about it and they are delighted that we are having another signing, though really the funny thing is they keep asking about the other author and when is he going to be doing something. I always tell em to ask for me because I keep tabs on where he is and what he's doing when I can and hopefully we'll have him back either this summer or this fall for another signing. They are fun. Lots and lots and lots of work , probably over 100 man hours from start to finish, but oh so much fun. If you ever get a chance to go to a book signing -RUN- do not -WALK- to it and while you are there take a moment to really talk with the author and with the fans that have come out to meet them.

So I got the signing finally wrapped up (advert anyway) and then ran around the rest of the day like some mad dog tearing down displays and putting up shelf talkers and double and triple checking things and we still aren't all done yet. *sigh*


Eve said...

Sounds like a fun job, except for the work *grin*

everlastingscribe said...

It is an awesome job, ;) and I like the work usually. Btw, former homeschooler here-did all three actually, public, private, homeschool. Wish now I could have done homeschool all the way, and my brother who was also home schooled married a home schooled lady and they are planning on teaching their kids at home as well. Awesome thing, if you can do it!

Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%

Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Pen-25 %

What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%

What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.


Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

NLT Chronological 24/7 Bible paperback
NASB Online at Bible Gateway


Psalm 49

Psalm 49
A Psalm of Repentance

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