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.)