Saturday, March 21, 2009

Pea-headed Kat Boops workin' on the weekend....

(photo taken of signs of spring at Lake Junaluska as I walked the other morning...ahhhhh)

I am peepin' my pea-head in here to say hello very quickly before getting back to work. I am reading the galley proof of Tender Graces and to do that I have to actually read it "word by word" --which means I can't read as I would normally. It's verrrryyyy sloowww but, if I don't do it that way, I won't catch errors that are hiding in there. Bellebooks does their reading of it, the author does hers, and I am having Good Man Roger read it as well. And, despite all of our efforts, I just know there will be a mistake or two in there - erk! It won't be because we didn't scour Tender Graces with Eagle Eyes, more than once. I did visit you all the other day, hope I didn't leave anyone out, and if I did, call me on it! Until I make this deadline, though, I'm going to be locked in this room and working, um, teehee, er, except I am here right now and I need to be there...so, I'll make this quick. Please continue to bear with me for not visiting and posting as I usually do.

I so appreciate Gumbo Writer Angie Ledbetter and Brian Mongold of Eazy Cheezy (click and read if you haven't) for being my Guest Bloggers. THANK YOU!

Also~! Brian of Eazy Cheezy interviewed me on his "Ten Questions..." series: he made me feel like a celebrity....teehee. If you haven't been by there and read, well, here's the link: Kat's Interview with Brian.

I do have this news: My book will actually be in at least one library in East Baton Rouge! Okay, maybe that doesn't sound so exciting, but it is to me! I love and adore libraries and am so excited. And, my local indie bookseller just ordered a very nice number of books so we could have a book-signing party - complete with champagne! and she's making this signing "reservation only" -wow! If you are in the area, let me know if you'd like to come...*smiling* -- if you have an indie bookseller you love in your area, let me know about it: that's what I'd love to do, have signings at indie's, at least where I can.

I send you a big ole Hug and Kiss - *MUWAH* -- send me positive vibes that I'll catch all those errors and make my deadline!

And for those who've pre-ordered, I want to take a moment to say I thank you...I am humbled and honored: THANK YOU~!

(PS -Hey, for you girls - I bought some Okay Pro-X cream in a tube - I splurged - I'll let y'all know if it is worth the extra bucks I paid for it!)

11 comments:

Debbie said...

Just don't drink all the champagne before you start signing those books. I wouldn't want to think about what you'd write in them:)

smiles4u said...

Sending you good vibes. What an exciting time for you! Hugs, Lori

DebraLSchubert said...

Champagne? NICE! Enjoy this time, Kat - it's very special and you've worked hard to deserve it. I know you'll do your best to search out those stray commas or unruly exclamation points, but don't make yourself crazy. There are plenty of bestsellers out there with typos. "They" haven't created a computer program that can fix all that yet. Until "they" do, remember, we're human and humans make what? Mistakes. That's right, Kat. We make mistakes. And, hey - it's kind of beautiful, actually.;-)

Literary Nut said...

I'm sending you positive thoughts for leaving behind as few errors as possible! Was great to get a quick excerpt from you, and even better knowing that you're working hard on that book! Take care of yourself and have fun at that book signing!!

Jessica said...

This is SO exciting for you! Congratulations. :-)

Janna Qualman said...

Kat, your interview was great, and I love Love LOVED the picture of you! The one you took at the lake is magnificent, as well.

Good luck with your galley!

Lisa said...

most excellent
i was just reading a book last night that is a zillion years old and found a typo-
the book was still a major best seller and i am still reading it a zillion years after it was published which means, DONT SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF.............

Lisa xxx

Brian said...

I told you that was a great photo! :) Thanks again for the interview, the feedback was just amazing! I also really enjoyed doing the guest post.

It's fun reading your progression in preparing the book for release. You can't read how this stuff works in too many places on the net. You paint a nice, pretty picture for us. Hope you have plenty of coffee to keep you going in looking for errors. Once you're done, it will be well worth all the time and effort you've put forth.

Just remember us little guys when you're sitting on the couch with Oprah. :)

Barry said...

Sadly there aren't many indie book stores left here. One big chain has gobbled them all up. But if you and your book find their way to Toronto, let me know!

Meanwhile I can always order from your publisher.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Dare I ask what Pro-X cream is? The photo made me want to be walking around that lake again. *sniff*

Don't work till your eyeballs fall out! Hugs and get some rest.

Deb Shucka said...

Sending you lots of loving energy, happy encouragement and wishes for visual acuity.