There are a few things I've been meaning to write about here in the blog for some time now.
Some are just little stories that I've been meaning to tell for a while. I have a bad habit of making a post that mentions that I'm going to a con, then when I get back I make a post saying something along the lines of: "Whoo! What a trip! I'll give you all the details later." But then I get busy and never seem to get around to it.
For example. My last signing was at a library in a little town where I went to high school, just outside of Madison. We got a surprisingly good turnout (about 30-40 people) and I stayed for about three hours, reading, chatting, and signing books.
Anyway, when I stopped to ask for questions, a little boy of about four or so raised his hand. I called on him, and he tells me that he likes the draccus. His parents had read him the book. Everyone smiles to themselves, and I tell him that I liked the draccus too. (In retrospect, I wish I would have asked him *why* he liked the draccus.)
I answer a few more questions, read another section, and the little boy raises his hand again. This time he tells me the secret to selling a lot of books. "You just write one," he explained, making a gesture as if holding a pencil. "Then they make COPIES of it. Then they sell the COPIES."
He was pretty proud of his idea, and, honestly, it was a pretty good one, so I guess he had every right to be proud.
Over the next month or so, I'll try to get you the rest of these stories before they evaporate out of my flaky brain.
I also have a few... announcements to make. Some of them you're going to probably be excited about, and some of them you're probably not. Either way, both types will take some detailed writing up, and I just don't have the time, energy, or mental wherewithal to do right now. It's getting light outside and I should really be getting to sleep.
In closing, let me pass along a delightful time-waster: FREERICE.
I tend to average around 42 or 43, but I made it as high as 46 once. I was pretty proud of that.
posted by Pat at 6:05 AM