Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Booksignings & Reviews

My family and I are off to Pennsylvania this weekend where I'll have a multi-author booksigning in West Chester at the Tree of Life Christian Bookstore. Come by if you're in the area. I'm glad to say that this "booksigning" is not the stand around the table and smile at people kind of thing. We have crafts and talks and tips and giveaways for teens & tweens.

I'm excited - in kind of a weird way. These things always make me a little nervous. I love meeting teens and talking to them - I really do care about them. But you just never know what to expect at these events. And while I'm typically an outgoing type of person, I morph into a strange social phobia when I'm supposed to talk to people. (I'm neurotic, don't try to figure it out.) I'm just so glad I'm not alone - it's definitely worse when you're by yourself - and it's just you and a stack of books.

I'll let you know how it goes when I get back. Umm, pray that people come - will ya?

And I read kind of a mediocre review of my book earlier in the week - which did not help with the whole "double rejection" thing. I don't usually read my reviews for just that reason. But today I read two really good reviews and that helped. I've always been weird about encouragement. I desperately want it - but since I grew up in a family that was practically incapable of encouraging - I don't always know what to do with it when it comes.

I guess for now, I should just keep writing:-)