So insead of working on the yet unnamed “Vanessa Kensley Book 2” I have been procrastinating like a wild thing. Because, you know, that’s how some of my best work gets done.
I’m in a bit of limbo right now. Blood and Hunger is still “in the making”, but I’m not allowed to touch it for the next month. And then after it is tweaked it will just sit around doing NOTHING for 3 months while it waits its turn for final edits. That is a ton of time where nothing is happening and I can’t do a single thing about it.
And it’s driving me MAAAAAAD!!!
4 months? FOUR months!? Ugh the publication process takes foreveeeeer.
So what’s a girl to do while she waits for her first print baby to be born? She plans the LAUNCH PARTY!
I’ve been having a great time organizing and designing the swag. I plan on giving away swag bags with the purchase of every book, signed bookmarks and cover flats for everyone that shows up, and signing up for my newsletter will get you an entry into the door prize draw. And if you bought a book you get another entry. Cause you know, perks for the loyal!
I have two different bookmark designs done up. One is the cover of my book, the other is an element of the cover with a quote on it. They will be mini business sized bookmarks that I will attach a tassel to. It’s going to be so cute. And portable!
Now this is all well and good but there needs to be… MORE. And that’s where the after party comes in. Something intimate for just my friends and family where I can shamelessly shake people and scream at the top of my lungs “I did it! I DID IT!” Because you never hear about that. You never get to see the writer completely lose it. Where are all the bad girl authors, running around waving champagne bottles screaming, “I’m published bitches!” Everyone is always so composed. But I want to be able to celebrate this in raw messy honesty. And I want it to go a little something like this…
Breakfast Club rock out!
And then a few bottles of champagne later things are going to get craaaazaaaay!
Tme Warp Baby!