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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?

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Veggie Rant

I know I promised lovely tales about the book signing at Barnes & Noble but that will have to wait until I'm done venting.

All this week, I've known that we are going to have an event on Friday where I work and I've been bracing for it, all week. My day off was spent in part making a trio of coverings for flats for the event (8' tall by 30'' wide), and I have told everyone who has come into the store for weeks and weeks that this is an not-t0-be-missed photographic opportunity. I mean come on, don't you want to have your picture taken with Bob & Larry of VEGGIE TALES (tm)? That is a rhetorical question in case any tarbs were wondering.

I've set up for events before, m'lord Batson has been in solo three times, Capt'n Bryan Polivka's been in once solo, and then we had the Fantasy Four Fiction tour and all of those I set up and broke down. We've had Skillet in for a performance after hours, and we've also had several local musicians come in and play for customers. It is wearying, but it's not bone draggingly so. But today, today was the day from retail purgatory.

It started out overwhelming at noon when I was told I needed to move the four main fixtures in the store to make room for the Veggie Event, and then was told the owner was on their way up with over 1,000 titles in her car for us to ''make room for and put out for the signing''
I don't know how many of you have seen 1,000 titles of something but I can tell you this, it is alot. A whole lot. It took all day to empty the displays, take the glass shelves off the displays, move the displays, and then wash the glass from the displays and refill the displays. It took all evening to strip the end caps, make room for the product that was on the end caps elsewhere, and then decorate and refill the end caps with Veggie related product. In between doing all that, came EIGHT boxes of Christmas Cards that needed to be housed in the cramped back room, and customers customers customers that wanted to buy things (the nerve of them).

Highlight of the day?


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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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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!