Thursday, May 28, 2009

Changing Hats

The month of May has been a whirlwind. Let's see.... the first week of May I spent stressing over the Delacorte contest, only to find out that Friday that I lost before spending the weekend in Utah with my brand new book and a book signing. The second week of May was Nationals for clogging. Great event. Got no writing done- at all. The third week of May was spent researching and sending my book out for reviews. Got no writing done- again. The fourth week of May, would you believe that it takes a half a week to get ready for our annual Spring Show for the Boise Cloggers. Well, it does, and guess what. Yeap. Got no writing done.

Today is the big day-- our big Spring Show happening in my front yard. The dancing starts at 6:30 and it's one of my favorite shows of the year. The evening starts with a potluck dinner at 5:30 and then the dancing gets going at 6:30. This is where I feel like I'm changing hats. I only talk about clogging when I'm in charge of it. So instead of being a new author, I'm a clogging director, a teacher, a dancer and a mom. The trick is keeping everything straight in my head so I don't mess it all up.

And then, Saturday I'm back to the new author thing. I have a book signing at A Novel Adventure downtown Boise from 10-12:30 and then another signing at Book Nook in Nampa from 2-4. Which means, if anyone reading this lives even remotely close to either of these two bookstores and isn't irrevocably already engaged in other appointments at the time, I need you to come. Even if you have a book already. Especially if you don't. The idea is to fit as many bodies in a bookstore as we can. Weird, I know- but trust me, it's better than sitting in a bookstore alone for two hours.

Sometime between now and then, I'm going to put my writing hat back on. It's like not sleeping, or not eating chocolate- I miss it, it calls to me and I can't wait to get back into the delectable second book of Alvor.


Melissa said...

Michael read Alvor. Yesterday. I couldn't keep him away from it. We are love discussing it together, but he is frustrated that I haven't finished it. :) We will write reviews soon.

If we were anywhere near Treasure Valley we would start following you around. We would want to be there tonight and all the way through till Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Aunt laura,
I think Your book is going to be amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
I am going to love it
From your neice ,

Laura said...

I'm so glad you guys are enjoying it. That's good news. Now we just have to convince the whole world that they need to read it too!

Melissa said...

We'll convince Maryland. :)