Scribe Scrawlings


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, July 9, 2007

91 Degrees

Oh it is hot here, all the poor paperbacks were curling at work, even with the fan on today it was rough. Artchick and I survived by drinking root beer ( in self defense against the heat) and trying to stay busy. Inventory is still going strong and we are blasting through the books to the point that I'm pretty sure we'll start music next week. I really didn't want to go to work today, my head is all wrapped up in the signing and getting things done now that it is T-5 days and counting to the event. Also, I am absolutely convinced that this thing is going to be a dud, got this sick tightening in my stomach that no one is going to show and I'm going to have to explain how shelling out all the advert money was a good idea. None of this has anything to do with the fact that I had to talk to the local radio station today. Noooo, not at all. I reproofed the ad that is now running and I think that's what started this fear. That and it's hitting me just how much I've asked my bosses to spend on promoting this. And I'd really hoped to have part of The Lion Vrie read before the signing and that isn't going to happen. I'll just have to be proud of myself that I finished Rise of the Dibor. I am so tired.


Pais Charos said...

Aw, Scribe. No worries. You've seen thus far how much of a success this tour is turning out to be, and it's only been one day! Which signing are you talking about? Richmond or Ellicott City?

everlastingscribe said...

Ellicott City

Pais Charos said...

The 14th or the 15th? I'll be at the one on the 14th.

everlastingscribe said...

14th, I'm in charge of the thing. Wayne Batson is a delightful author who I was introduced to through his lovely wife when she asked if we'd (the store I work for) do a book signing for him. We were one of the first stores to have him in and haven't regretted it for a minute. This event )(Fantasy Four) that he threw our way was something I'd never done before. We've had him in for every book in the series of the Door Within and would like to have him in for Isle of Swords too.

Everyone's excited but most of the customer feedback we've gotten is negative in the sense that a lot of our core fantasy fan base is either going to be out of town or unable to attend. So now I'm imagining disaster, and of course I'm the one that's been pushing signings (fantasy) at work for over a year now with pretty good results. But if we fall flat on this one it's going to be not only humiliating because we weren't able to pull in a large crowd like everyone else, it could make the owner re think signings all together.

Pais Charos said...

I'll be praying that it'll be a success! God can do amazing things when we least expect it :)

I'll be there with my nephews, so I'll get to meet you!

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

About Me

My photo
I tell stories all day long. Some with my pen, some with my keyboard and if you can find me, buy me a coffee and I'll tell you one too!