Friday, October 10, 2008

Countdown to (book) launch...3...2...

Well, tomorrow is the Second Big Day - my official book launch party, almost 5 weeks after Publication Day. It does spread out the excitement, and I am definitely looking forward to it, but, having invited 200 or so people, it feels to me a little like the wedding I never had (or really wanted). Everyone will be looking at me, which is not something I am used to. I will have to talk about myself, and about the book.... what will I say? I am going to give two short readings, probably flash stories from the book, that's ok, will have the words in front of me. But I am really not sure how many people will come, will there be enough food, should I have a glass of wine before or will I (as has been known to happen!) get too drunk too fast to read?!

I have 120 books that will be sitting, beautifully arranged and piled, on a table in my friend JM's enormous living room. I hope by the end of the evening the piles will be much diminished, but even if not, it will be truly a celebration of an achievement that is something very special. It's a great thing that everyone is coming to celebrate with me, and even if they don't read my stories, that doesn't really matter, does it?

Will post some pictures afterwards, when they're developed (nope, no digital camera, not yet anyway...). Wish you could all be there!

7 comments:

Sarah Hilary said...

Wish I could be there, too! Have a great launch, Tania. I'll be thinking of you.

Nik's Blog said...

Ditto what Sarah said!

Enjoy!

Nik X

SueG said...

I'm so happy for you. Have a wonderful launch, remember to enjoy yourself, and try to remember to keep breathing :-) I'll be with you in spirit. xo

Women Rule Writer said...

I'd love to be there too, Tania. Have a great day / evening. Your book is fabulous,
N x x x x

Douglas Bruton said...

Sounds wonderful Tania... hope it all goes well and that you enjoy the event. Best best best wishes

D

Anne Brooke said...

Well done you - hope it goes swimmingly!

Axxx

pierre l said...

I hope the event goes really well. I'll be thinking of you.