Friday, October 29, 2010
Counting Down the Days
It feels so weird to be writing this on Thursday night. It has been a week of last minute preparations for the release of You Better Knot Die. My website needed to be updated, which meant I had to take photographs of the crochet projects. It wasn’t just procrastination that had kept me from doing it. I wanted to take them outside and we’ve been having a freaky October. Usually we have bone dry winds and hot sun, but this year it has been all about gloom and drizzly rain with some actual showers thrown in. My flowers have been perked up by the weather and the bald spots on my lawn are green again, but flat light and gray skies aren’t good for outdoor photographs.
Finally last Sunday I noticed some patches of blue sky in the morning and the sun breaking through. I should have seized the moment, but I thought it would just get brighter as the day progressed. It didn’t. By afternoon the sky was white again, but I went ahead with the photos anyway. I’m glad I didn’t wait until later in the day. The next thing I knew it was drizzling - again. I had expected it to be a day without rain and had hung laundry outside. I only use a dryer as a last resort. I think it cooks your clothes.
When the drizzle turned to actual rain, I had to pull in all the laundry and hanging it on every available spot inside.
I finished all the stuff for my website and turned it over to my webmaster to work his magic.
My editor contacted me about a question and answer thing for the Berkley website. Of course, I said yes. Since they needed it back by Wednesday, I’m guessing it will be up soon.
You Better Knot Die comes out on Tuesday and my plan is to hit as many bookstores as possible and sign stock. Then Wednesday I go to Chicago with a similar plan.
So all my ducks are in a row now. Now I’m going to cross my fingers and hope for the best.
The other big preparation this week is for Halloween. If it is like past years, we'll have around 300 trick or treaters. I might have bought the candy too early this year. I noticed a lot of it has disappeared. Still time to get to Costco and get another one of those gigantic bags. I haven't decorated yet, but there are still a few days and everything will be on sale at Target now.
What are you doing for Halloween?