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!