Friday, March 28, 2014
My First Book Signing, Goals, and Friday Celebrations
This week I participated in my first book signing as part of an event for local authors here in my area. The event was held at a neighborhood coffeehouse and I had a great time! I sold five books, including one to a complete stranger, and gave out lots of bookmarks. Best of all, I managed to talk to people about my books without getting tongue-tied or making a fool of myself. If you read my IWSG post this month you know that is a concern for me. :D
It was a big thrill to sit at my table with my books and great to get this event under my belt. I got some ideas for the book festival and other events I have coming up so I'm even more excited for them now.
So for this week's Celebrate the Small Things hop I'm celebrating this event! It was definitely the highlight of my week. If you want to join in the celebrations, visit our wonderful host Vikki at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author to sign up and participate.
Also, the last Friday of the month means it's time to update our progress for Misha Gericke's Do You Have Goals? hop.
My goal is to earn a full-time living as a writer. I didn't have as productive a month this time as I did back in February, but I did make lots of progress on my sequel to Polar Night, entitled Polar Day. I feel like the story has gelled now and I've not only been writing a great deal but I've also been enjoying the writing, so I'm excited about that. I also worked more on my prequel novella that I plan to release on my own and am pleased with how the novella ties in to both Polar Night and to the sequel.
So between the writing progress and my signing event I feel like March was another good month for me. Here's hoping for an even better April.
Have a great weekend, all!