Sep 08

So there’s irony here you see. Hurricane season has been deadly quiet (groan, groan – not even a good pun, still) and for that I am thankful. Evacuating last year with a one-year-old was hard enough, don’t fancy it now our child is hyper. Not even a sniff of a storm as far as I know, and as long as it stays that way the next couple of weeks we should be fine and dandy.

On the other side though I’ve been, “knocking my pan in” as they would say back home. Work, work, work. Looking after the baby – toddler I suppose now – during the day and promoting the book at night. I am finally beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel though. You would think once your book is published all the hard work is over but in fact it’s just beginning. Now is when you are researching websites and publications and organisations and anyone you think may feature your esteemed tomb.

So I’ve got files and lists and emails with ideas and links and newspapers and all sorts of things and that’s what I’ve been doing the last six months, jumping up and down (in cyber space) shouting, “Look at me, look at me!” Another few weeks of hard work though and I’ll be exhausted, both physically and leads-wise if you see what I mean. The UK launch is this week but I don’t think I will have to put in as much research for back home.

Just back from a weekend in Charleston. Great time, made some new friends, got to visit the Battery which is a cracking set-up and a friendly stadium and pub. Had my most successful weekend ever sales wise, although there was a lot of hard work: didn’t arrive into the city until after 3am on Saturday and left at 430am Monday (Labor Day weekend flights and the joys of standby). Did an interview tonight, have another tomorrow night, then off to CelticFest in Jackson, Mississippi on Friday.

It’s as well it’s been a quiet hurricane season – I just don’t have the time to evacuate…

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