Aug 27, 2006

Spoiled Rotten

This is the first weekend in a very LONG time I haven't had to write and/or host a party. It was soooooooooo nice. I forgot what it was like to actually have a weekend.

One book-related thing. Because friends and family have been bugging me, I took a clean manuscript along with a temporary cover I designed to Kinko's and had some copies bound into books to pass around. While I was at the Kinko's counter a guy standing next to me (early 30's with his girlfriend) asked if I'd written it and said that judging by the cover he'd like to read it. I didn't bother to tell him he wasn't exactly my target market, but I thanked him anyway. I wasn't sure if it was the title or the picture of the Porsche that piqued his interest...probably the Porsche.

Anyway, it was exciting picking up copies of my book, even if I commissioned the printing myself. Now I'll be waiting for the first reviews, even though a critique from your Mom doesn't really count.


Duke_of_Earle said...

I'm still thinking of doing exactly that with my book... Just a few copies so friends can read it without sitting in front of the computer. Your cover DOES look nice. Yeah, probably the car got to the guy.


Anonymous said...

Congrats on finishing Spoiled Rotten! I feel privilaged to have seen it when it was just a baby : ) Hope the big NY editor loves it! I can feel it. This is the one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

California Karen

Christina said...

Hey there, long time no see! Pool looks great, as does your temporary cover for Spoiled Rotten. I like the Porsch!

Duke_of_Earle said...


Did you know that Christina has her own blog now? The URL is

She'll appreciate a visit.


Anonymous said...

I had a printer make copies of my first novel. They were sent out to various publishers in New York. It didn't spark much interest, but it was worth a try. Hope you have better luck. You can read a little about my experience with it on my blog and Web site.

Rik no Orkut said...

Sobre um livro!