Okay, thing the first: I’m going to be gone next week for a couple of days and I’m looking for some guest-blogging on the topics of selling, bookstore/author interactions, and author/reader interactions. Email me if you are interested.
Thing the second: go tell Shari your obsessions, fascinations and loves or those of someone you know. Not only is she a fabulous lady, but her book is great and here’s your chance to win a free copy. We’ve already sold out of her title once at my store (and it just sat there on the table doing its own selling, there was no pushing from me), and I’ve currently have it on reorder. Besides how am I supposed to get more guest bloggers to do my job so that I can go frolic and read if y’all don’t talk to them?
Thing the third: was important I’m sure, but I’ve now forgotten. So let’s say that thing the third is my general apology to y’all for once again getting hopelessly behind on answering my emails, not updating the stuff on this site like I should, etc. A blanket statement of sorriness, if you will. Someday I’ll balance this whole sleeping, working, eating, blogging and having a life thing.
Thing the fourth (before I sign off to other “things”): what’s your favorite form of narrative? Are you a first person girlie, or a third person guy? Maybe you live for underutilized second person and choose your own adventure stories rocked your world? (If so, free yourself from your mourning because I hear they are making a comeback.) Does the narrative format matter at all to you as long as the story is strong, or can a strong “voice” so different from your own make it hard for you to concentrate?
How do you like your story told and why?