Monday, July 21, 2008

My First Signing!

Went so well! I crawled into a dress my Mom bought for the event (it was actually cute, go figure!) and went to my first signing. Actually, first I made a mad dashing run for a minimiser bra, a pair of shoes, and new lip gloss. I made it in and out of Macy's in 26 minutes... how's that for a record? The bra Gods were smiling at me, because I liked the first one I got. The dress was a little snug across the chest, so i figured a minimiser would do the trick. It didn't. I was seriously afraid that if I took a deep breath the button would pop off and hit the person in the front row! It didn't, but I still couldn't breathe. Turns out I had to give a talk and a reading.

I so wasn't prepared. I heard that it went pretty well, (from bff) but the other BFF told me she would send me critique notes. HA! I've heard that the average number of books sold is six and I sold sixteen and had about twelve people in the audience. Another five or six showed up at the end, so I did pretty well.

Stayed another hour afterwards and had coffee with one of the BFF's. It was nice and relaxing after all the excitement.

Later that night, the dh and I went and celebrated at JAX. One of our friends was playing on the rooftop that night. You can see the river and MT Hood from the roof and we had a blast. All in all a nice weekend.

Thanks to my wonderful CP's I am almost done revising one of my proposals and will send it to the agent today. I have one more article to do and a chapter and a half on my other proposal and then I am done for a while. YAY! Some pix!








Thanks to everyone who came out to support me!

13 comments:

Alyson Noel said...

Congrats! Sounds like a great time!

Jessica Burkhart said...

Love the pics. :) And yay for a new lip gloss!

Elisabeth Naughton said...

I'm soooooo glad it went well, Teri!!! I really wanted to come up and be there but my daughter had a swim meet (last one before districts) that we couldn't miss. And with the DH gone for work for the last two weeks...that left, yeah, me.

Your pics are lovely and you look HOT!!!! :) When I see you in SF I want details and pointers...I'm dreading my first signing later this year.

Jody Feldman said...

Sometimes, have something else to think about takes the pressure off what might make you otherwise a little nervous. So yay for the dress! Yay for buttons not popping off! SUPER YAY for 16 copies!

PJ Hoover said...

Congrats on your first signing! I'm so excited for you!!!

Shari said...

Congrats on the great signing! :)

Barrie said...

I'm so glad it went well. I wish I could've been there. You look GREAT!

Rachel Vincent said...

Teri, you look great! And it sounds like it went really well!

Confession: I've never done that. Not even once. ;-)

Amanda Ashby said...

Oooh, you look fab!!!!!!! And yay on surviving a book signing. I'd be scared stiff!!!

Lexi said...

Awesome news on the book signing! And the pics look great. You look relaxed and like you're having a great time.

keri mikulski :) said...

Congrats! So glad to hear it went well!

Lisa Schroeder said...

You looked beautiful! And what a success - yay!!!

Sheri said...

Sounds wonderfully exciting and I can't wait for the day when I can post the very same thing on my blog!

Congratulations and I love teh display on the wall of your books. It looks great, very eye-cathcing. If I was a shopper, I'd have to grab one and read it right away!