I’m so tired! Honestly, if I didn’t have a reading tomorrow, I’m not sure I would even try to write a blog post tonight. But I do have a reading, and then a signing later this week. (You can imagine that for an introvert, it’s these public events that are so difficult. They make me want to find a cabin in the woods and just write. But when I do them, I do end up enjoying them, partly because I genuinely like meeting people. And I think it’s good for me to do things that are difficult.)
So, here are the events.
The reading is tomorrow night, Tuesday the 7th at 7:00 p.m., at the Boston University Barnes and Noble in Kenmore Square. There is more information on the event on the Quirk Books website, as well as a Facebook page for the event.
And then, on Thursday, I’m going to be at the Concord Bookshop in Concord, Massachusetts, from 2:00-3:00. I’ll be signing books and just generally hanging out, so come talk to me! The Concord Bookshop has an event page for the signing.
So there you have it, my two events for the week.
It’s late and I don’t have time to write more tonight, so I’ll leave you with a sanctuary. (Sanctuaries are places you can go when the world seems too much with you. Some sanctuaries are physical, some are mental. This one is mental.)
It’s the song “The Bonny Swans” by Loreena McKennitt:
I’m looking forward to both the reading and signing, but this is going to be a long week. And to be honest, I’ll be glad when it’s over.
Thanks for the Loreena McKennitt – I just love her! I received my copy of “The Thorn and the Blossom” in the mail yesterday, and I look forward to reading it – but I’m saving it for when I’m done taking my Proficiency Exam (comps) for my Masters program (early March)!
I misread this–I thought it said “Reading and Sighing”!
Good luck with everything!
We’re looking forward to your visit to the Concord Bookshop! And, we have Valentine Hershey’s Kisses — chocolate is sure to bring out the extrovert in everyone 🙂
(on that note, have you read Susan Cain’s recent book, QUIET? It’s about the power of introverts – fascinating!)
See you Thursday.
Dawn @ Concord Bookshop
blogging/tweeting personally as @TooFondOfBooks
Reading this entry, ‘Be careful what you wish for’ comes to mind. Being able to write more, and sell more, and do public events are something you’ve talked about for a long time. And you’re getting them, BUT— the timing’s a little off in that writing isn’t ALL you’re doing. It takes the blush off the rose a little, I think. If you have to do a signing on a day when teaching’s already exhausted you, the signing may not be all that you want it to be.
I think you’re doing great. You’ve shown us over the past year or so via this blog that you are a persistent go-getter despite your fatigue, so it’s only a matter of time that writing WILL be all you’re doing.
(Maybe I’m wrong about you wanting to be able to do nothing but write? I apologize, if so, but I’m pretty sure you’ve indicated that here a few times.)
P.S. Do you know Marjorie Liu is doing a signing at Pandemonium in Cambridge on Thursday night, also?