I haven’t signed my book yet, since it’s not out until October, but I have already learned valuable lessons here this month:
- Be able to point out the nearest restroom.
- Bring your own chocolate.
- Seriously consider whether being a signing author actually is preferable to major dental surgery without anesthesia
But I’ll have to try it, of course, if only to have my own horror story — and hopefully an inspirational message too — to someday share.
For now, all I have in the way of funny booksigning stories is this: I took my XY to a friend’s booksigning once. (A male. At a romance booksigning. Yeah, see how that’s funny alreayd?) Since my XY is a musician, we see a lot of rock shows. So at the booksigning, when they introduced my friend, my XY wooted. Loudly. Like you’d do in a dark nightclub full of half-deaf hipsters when the amps are already cranked to 9. All the romance ladies around us turned to stare. My XY asked, “Don’t writers woot?”
I think the lesson here is we all need to woot more for our signing authors.
So here’s your task, a literary rockstar theme song meme I ran across on the web awhile back. It goes a little something like this:
Find a song that sums up what you think it means to be a writer and post the lyrics on your blog and why you’ve chosen it. It doesn’t have to be your favourite song, it just has to express how you feel about writing and/or being a writer. It can be literal, metaphorical, about a particular form or aspect of writing – whatever you want.
My literary rockstar theme song is Fugazi’s Waiting Room. For more, click here. So what’s yours?