My latest favourite saying is "as ____________ as a box of frogs". I substitute a range of words in the gap. Usually it's 'excited' but it can also be 'nervous, angry, confused, happy, delirious.'
Up till today it was, slightly below the category 'demented'. That is not to be mistaken for Dementors aka Harry Potter, but a polite way of saying "I don't know if I'm coming or going".
The books arrived Wednesday, they are fantastic! I took them along to the manager at Waterstones today and she seemed very impressed. I gather not the usual offering she receives from small publishers. Much more professional, quality of paper, (thanks Ruth) illustrations, (thanks Jim (and me)) formatting (thanks Geoff) and cover itself (thanks again Jim and he who wishes to remain nameless, but you know who you are GB)
Move over demented, step up 'ecstatic' as a box of frogs!
I'm ready for the signing. I researched the subject fully.
What type of pen to use - not black, but acid-free, permanent. Rationale colour stand out, doesn't leach or bleed through pages.
What to write - something short, witty and repeatable. In case you ever get more than 10 people arrive. Don't want a repeat IRS which I got from writing initially.
What style of signature - don't use your cheque signing signature, too easy to forge,
Remember to date mark for the first month of publiciation because that makes a first edition worth more (in my dreams - but hey someones got to have one!)
I've prepared my signing table too. Tablecloth - check. stick on girly diamantes - check. stick on spiders etc - check. Halloween shiny pumpkins - check. Halloween welcome mat to put under table - check. Halloween tiny, shiny shapes to chuck around table - check. Big hairy spider - check.
Tonight I'm off to the networking event at The word Literary festival in Margate. I've filled up most of this week off work so I don't think too much about Halloween.
SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER BOOK SIGNING HERE I COME