Well, I did it.
I survived the craziest week of all time. (Note: I do not own a vehicle and rely on public transportation, which makes all this “rushing” a lot more…um, interesting.)
Monday, Oct 28: In the studio by 7 am with Drew and Karly at the local KISS FM Radio Station to promote Those Who Came Before and my launch.
(Rest of Monday spent marking papers and developing new classes for the week, even though I kept falling asleep. Oh, and choosing what to read for both launches.)
Tuesday, Oct 29: Insane marking/developing/getting ready for launch day. Anything that needed to be done to prepare for my two six-hour classes had to be done today.
Wednesday, Oct 30: In the studio by 6 am with Kahla for the local Global TV morning show to promote Those Who Came Before and my launch. (Click on the link to watch the segment.)
Rushed home and marked furiously until I had to leave for the CJOB Radio station to chat with Greg and Brett about the book and launch. Spot was at 9:35 am. Somehow managed to finish all the marking I needed to. (Click on the link to listen to the segment.)
Home again. Quick bath so at least I wouldn’t smell at my launch. Cleaned up the place in preparation for makeup artist’s arrival. Ironed dress. Makeup artist arrives while I’m still ironing. Once makeup is finished, she takes me to the big launch.
7 pm: Official launch of Those Who Came Before begins!
9:30 pm: Launch ends.
Thursday, Oct 31: Up at 6 am so I can be at the CTV Morning Show well before my segment time to promote the book and launch #2.
8:30 am: Segment ends, rush to the university to teach thirty-six students Effective Written Communications for six hours. They’re very excited about the launch, and quite a few came out to support me.
4 pm: School ends; time to rush home to get ready for book launch number #2.
7 pm: At the haunted Dalnavert Museum to promote the story I wrote during my overnight stay there. All of the writers’ stories were published in a small chapbook that was sold that evening at the launch. Signed 100 copies of the book.
11 pm: Arrived home after launch and celebratory drink with the other writers. Collapsed.
Friday, Nov 1: Up at six am to teach nineteen university students Writing for Public Relations for six hours.
It’s all a blur. A big, wonderful, exhausting blur. Thanks to everyone who has supported, reviewed, and read Those Who Came Before.
Thank you to all my IWSG friends for their patience during this crazy time. I haven’t been the best blogging friend lately, but I’ll get back to it, I promise.
How was your month? I’d love to catch up.
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