7/24/12

After the panic

It is my determined opinion that when freaking out before a public reading the best thing to do is clean your house.  Vacuum, clean the bathrooms, clean the kitchens, straighten, dust.  The sheer focus will be almost meditative, plus you will work off a lot of energy.  Only then should you shower.

Arrive early to your public reading destination.  Organize the books.

Then relax.  These are good people.  You love these people.

What were you so worried about?

(Wanna see a me in action?  For video of a little of my fancy footwork see this post by Pasadena Adjacent.  I'm actually a little entranced by my shoes. )

14 comments:

Jean Spitzer said...

Wow. You are now an inspiration & a role model.

Congratulations!

Carrie Rosalind said...

SO cool! Glad you had fun! :)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

A winky dinky linky to the goddess lounge. Thanks M - want a tomato?

Olga said...

Well done. You looked relaxed. I guess the housework really does help.

Bec said...

Glad it went great. Love the little video clip . . . even cool Star Wars credits at the end.

Ms M said...

Good advice! A little cleaning goes a long way in reducing excess energy! Like the video clip, too.
(BTW, I posted a review on Amazon under Kindle edition).

Katie said...

Such fun to see the snippet of your talk (love your shoes!); wish I could have been there! And how cool that your event went well AND your house was clean when you got back. I'm just about done reading your wonderful book but I don't want it to be over so I'm saving the last few chapters. I'll definitely leave a review on Amazon once I finish. Kudos and I hope we'll get to read more Penne adventures!

Cafe Pasadena said...

I think PA must want your shoes. Tell her they aren't her size.

Petrea Burchard said...

I love PA's video. The reading/party was so much fun.

My review is on Amazon too. I'm Lilybiz, for some reason, I don't know why but I am. It's a very old account.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Congratulations, Margaret!
I would love reading your book!Love the video clip too.

Star said...

Dear Margaret, Have been buried under work for weeks. Up for air, I rushed to your site, only to see that I'm late to wish you good luck for your first book reading, which was successful, of course, so I can jump right to the "Congratulations" before the summer holidays. All the best, Star

Alison said...

So glad it went well Margaret!
Alison xx

Jaime...My Love said...

I hope everything went well for you! It is so inspiring to see all that you have accomplished!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hello, friend. I am so glad to hear that your signing went well! Silly, I knew it would. :o) I ordered my copy from Amazon and plan to bring it along for my trip to my mom's this coming weekend. I'm off so watch your video...