Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mailing like a Wild Woman

I'm unpacking the arcs still and mailing them to appropriate places, which requires letter-writing and address-finding and repackaging and standing in long lines at the United States Post Office only to find my place at the counter in front of grumpy postal workers.

"Wish me luck," I say cheerfully to the blue-uniformed woman across me.  She stares at me blankly.   "These are for book reviews," I add, sweeping my hands proudly over the thirty packed envelopes. 
“How much extra for a blessing?”

More blank staring. “Book rate or first class?” she says deadpan, as though I’m a first class idiot.  

The US post office in Plano can take the joy out Christmas puppies.  

At this stage, I'm really glad I hired my outside publicist, Crystal.  I made a good dent in the submission list, but I'll rely on her for making widespread online contacts.

I really should be off this computer and get some more work done, so I’ll end here.  In the meantime, check out this interview posted online today.  Make a comment and win a book!  Fingers crossed for you.

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