Sunday, April 30, 2006

Booksigning Report

I had my first signing for the new book yesterday, and it was tons of fun. I have the best readers. Obviously, they have great taste in books, but they're also fun to hang out with. Thanks to everyone who came by!

I think this may have been the first time that people I didn't previously know in some way from before the books came to a signing specifically to see me. Before, it was all my friends from the real world and online, people I knew through writing groups, etc. But it was new to me to have people who'd read one of my books and then came to a signing because they were fans. I'm still getting my head around that concept. I even had a line for a moment or two. It was a very short line, but it was still a line, which was new and different for me.

I'm now frantically working to wrap up my Battlestar Galactica essay, which means I've been marathoning episodes that apply to my topic. I now have the opening credits music stuck in my head. Since I wrote much of The Current Monstrosity (aka Book 3) using the BSG soundtrack as background noise, that music is creating all sorts of mental triggers in me. It simultaneously makes me think of the TV series and my book, which is a very odd combination. My essay topic involves the role of the media in the BSG universe, something that's actually pretty rare for TV science fiction. Oddly enough, the most media-heavy episodes happen to also be the episodes where we see Jamie Bamber wearing just a towel, and I honestly did not realize that ahead of time. It was just something that occurred to me as I was watching. Yet another reason I have the best job in the world. Yep, watching Jamie Bamber with a towel around his waist counts as "work" for me.

Now I'd better get to work, since I hope to not only turn in that essay tomorrow but also get the revised book off to my agent. Then I may give myself a breather, but I don't want to get out of the habit of writing, so I may find something new to play with.


firechild said...

Hi. Just thought I'd track down your blog through Ben (from Borders). I read Enchanted, Inc yesterday, and now I'm a fan. It was really cute- The whole story was light-hearted, original, and fun; I found myself laughing out loud through most of the book. Anyway. Thought you'd like to know that I'm your newest fan, and I'll be recommending your books to my bibliophile friends.

Shanna Swendson said...

Glad you liked it! And thanks for coming to the signing. I guess Ben was really twisting arms, so that makes me even more glad you actually liked the book!