They Seymour Agency is hosting a Shooting Stars Author Gala at the Romantic Times convention next week, and me, myself, and I are (am?) hosting a table. There are going to be all kinds of fun things going on...games, prizes, alcohol, chocolate, and probably a free book or six.
Each author is bringing a goody basket to award to some lucky attendee, and since my book is so far off that I don't have a cover yet, my theme is going to be "How I got here." Aptly titled, "
Results Not Typical:
The Teri Anne Stanley guide to starting a novel, selling it, signing with an agent, (and gaining an extra ten pounds) and THEN finishing that novel, in ninety days or less.
I'll probably post the whole clever little thingy I wrote to go with it here eventually, but for now, here's a picture:
Yeah, I know you can't really see what's there...I think maybe I over-emphasized the labels, relative to the actual "stuff". But they're so CLEVER. Let me tell you some of what's in it:
A gift certificate for a workshop from Savvy Authors
A bottle of some sort of liquid that may or may not contain alcohol
Lots of little notebooks so you never have an excuse to not write down your thoughts.
An official TeriAnneStanley coffee mug (can I just tell you how much I love free stuff from Vista Print?)
Some do-hickeys and thing-a-majigs (AKA swag--you know, like bookmarks and stuff)
Some official NaNoWriMo pencils.
And some other cool stuff. You'll just have to stop by, if you can, and check it out!
Meanwhile, I've also been putting together stuff that I hope people will at least look at before they throw it out. And heck. Even if it gets pitched and no one remembers my name? At least I had something to work on this week so that I don't chew off my fingernails in anticipation of this trip!
Behold: Teri Anne Stanley Book Thongs!
What are book thongs? They're pretty book marks made of ribbons and beads. And I made them. My favorite daughter helped.
I've also got buttons coming. They're fun and clever, too, but I'm not showing them to you yet, because, you know, I don't actually have them in hand.
Okay, back to Camp NaNoWriMo!