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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

New York, New York, a Hell of a Town...

Was in NYC today, looking at a club for my upcoming launch party in January. Me likee the club; just have to go over pricing and whatnot, but I think I'm going to book it. A night (well, three hours) of schmoozing, drinking, shooting pool (yes, there are pool tables in this club, get off my back), listening to music, talking...and celebrating. :)

I also dropped by two indie bookstores to pitch HB. The first store could have gone better; the second went pretty well...and I even pitched the Backspace Agent-Author Seminar to the terrific guy by the bag-check who wants to get serious about his writing again.

Note to all authors who visit bookstores to promote their stuff: Have your pitch ready to go. Because "Um, I wrote a book and it's getting published" just lacks that oomph.

Came back to more than 60 email messages. One of them was from my faboo crit partner who said THE MAGIC BRIGADE is ready for my agent! Joy! Once I hear back from him about ROAD, I'll give him TMB...and will keep my fingers crossed.

Meanwhile, I've been thinking about HOT and ALMIGHTY. (Okay, and HB4.) Hope to get actual words down tomorrow.

And in about 10 days, I'll have something to announce. (No, I'm not pregnant. Stop that.)


At 9:00 AM, Blogger Heather Brewer said...

Yay! Glad to hear it went well, doll. (Note to self: come up with a pitch) And *gasp!* Oooohhhh...10 days until an announcement!

At 1:50 PM, Blogger Ewoh Nairb said...

Do you have a date for the Launch Party? I would like to look up airfare, and maybe schedule time with the sister-in-law. Figure that if I am all the way out there I should stop in for a visit :)

And what is wrong with pool tables?

At 2:07 PM, Blogger Richelle said...

My smalltown sensibilities are still dazzled by your talk of a release party at a club. I mean, when I grew up in the backwoods of Michigan, we had clubs where you could drink and shoot pool too. They were called VFWs.

Can't wait to hear more details about the party!!

At 2:35 PM, Blogger Jackie said...

Heather: Somehow, I don't think you'll need to worry about your pitches. How many blurbs are you up to? 10? And how many ARCs are you getting? Definitely no worries for you, sweetie!

Brian: The party will be in January, on a Friday night. That's all I got for now. More to follow, I promise!

Richelle: I just gotta celebrate! Yeah, I know, it's spending big bucks, and the only return on investment is extreme satisfaction and, dare I say it, pride. You know what? Worth every cent. It's taken me 17 years to get here. Time to lift a glass and cheer. :-)

At 7:16 PM, Blogger Luna said...

Ooh...how mean of you, teasing us with an announcement like that. A person would think you wrote sexy paranormal romance novels or something...oh.

At 9:22 AM, Blogger Heather Brewer said...

Well, considering right now my pitch is, "Uhhhhh....I wrote a book...abouty a vampire *mumble incoherently*" I think it needs a lil work. ;)

And Richelle! I'm from small town Michigan too! (Poor us)

At 5:56 PM, Blogger Zinnia said...

Faboo crit partner? ::sniff-sniff::

A launch party sounds like fun!


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