One Week

Seven days. BREATHE.

Seven days until the day before Penned Con, the day to set up and be ready when the doors open at 9:00 am on the 23rd. BREATHE. 

I planned ahead.  I didn’t procrastinate until the last minute like I usually do. Never the less, I am scrambling. My  books have not arrived.  They were supposed to arrive  this Monday, the 12th. One box arrived, the other did not.  I have zero books of my newest release for Penned. ZERO! Breathe!

I called,  I called more people, where are my books? Good news,  they are going to correct their mistake at no additional cost. They will send them priority. I’m still panicking.  I spent a ton of money much to my husband’s chagrin on these really super cute Action for Autism swag pieces. What good are they if I don’t have  books? This is an author event, not a cool swag event.

Don’t get me wrong,  there will be some cool swag.  I am always  looking for cool swag pieces  that might fit with some of my other book ideas. Yes, I’ll freely admit that if I see an idea I like I’m stealing it. I will make it my own of course, unique in some way.

I have rack cards – check.  I have business cards for my editing – check.  Wine charms – check. Bookmarks – check.  Books – . . . books? No books.  YET.  I am a firm believer in positive thinking but for the love of humanity I am freaking out right now.  Inhale’, exhale’, inhale’, exhale’ . . .  screw this I need some wine.  A LOT of wine.

Next week  at this time, I’ll be on the rooftop with some great authors.  I hope that I will have  books to sell. That is kind of the point, right? Otherwise, I may end up being the comic relief. Pa dum pum! I’ll be  rehearsing my stand-up routine just in case.

Are you coming to Penned Con? The latest numbers are that 900+ people will be there not counting authors. I’ll be the one in the first room cracking jokes and laughing like a loon. Hope to see you there!

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