Well, this week has been interesting, to say the least.
Let's see, I had an impromptu radio interview, which, I have to admit, was pretty exciting. I put a proposal together for a national distributor and got that sent away, pretty exciting. I received my second shipment of "Lexi," and am going to need to order another right away, also really exciting.
I was having morning coffee on the phone with my mom on Wednesday, just like we do every Wednesday, when someone called on my other line, I didn't recognize the number so I told my mom I should get it and would call her back. Well, to my surprise it was a reporter from CJYM radio, wanting to do an interview.
I have discovered a little something about myself through the process of doing the interviews I've done so far. I like the spur of the moment ones better. That way, I don't have the time to over think and get so nervous.
Anyway, the interview went pretty well, I think. I don't know when it will air, didn't think to ask. Hopefully, I didn't come across like a total dim wit! Keep your fingers crossed!
National? Maybe, keep your fingers crossed.
Through some research, I discovered a national book distributor that likes to work with independents like myself. So, I sent them a proposal with a copy of the book, marketing plan, etc. and in a few weeks will find out whether or not they will take up "Lexi's" cause, and help her get from shore to shore. Man, I wish I was better at waiting! Gonna be a long few weeks!
The second shipment of "Lexi" showed up safe and sound and just in time. But, after doing a couple of more reading/signings, I am discovering how fast they disappear! Don't get me wrong, I am completely thrilled at the way she is selling. I haven't had a week go by where I haven't mailed at least one copy out to someone who ordered online! Not to mention the great support that's been coming from the appearances I've been making. Now, I need to make another order for more, they take 3 weeks to get here, so I'm hoping I haven't screwed up on the timing and run out! Keep your fingers crossed!
Now, for the upcoming week.
Well, we start off tomorrow with a "Christmas in July" Turkey lunch fundraiser for our local library. For this, I need to cook, cut up and make gravy from a turkey, and make mashed potatoes for 40 people. I will also be doing a reading/signing at said lunch.
Tuesday is the reading/signing at the Rosetown public library @ 2pm. Wednesday is Dinsmore library @ 7pm.
Thursday and Friday are regular days, then Saturday we are doing the music for a wedding at a provincial park. Should be a blast!
Everything is going to go off without a hitch, right?!
Keep Your Fingers Crossed!
Oh! "Lexi" is available in another store! Thanks Jacq'y!
"Lexi's Magic Clothes" is now available:
Milbanke's (both locations), North Battleford
Crandleberry's, North Battleford
Paisley & Polkadots, North Battleford
Our Drug Store, Unity
Prairie Rose Floral and Gifts, Kindersley
Tunes & Trinkets, Rosetown
McNally Robinson Booksellers, Saskatoon
Jacq'y Jaye's Gifts and Beyond, Outlook
and online @ http://www.margyreidbooks.net/