Here, and away virtually

Six days: one 7:30 a.m. pickup, two 6:00s, and one 4 a.m.; nine full-fledged events of sixty to ninety minutes; two television and one radio spot; twenty drop-in chats with booksellers; four states; six cities; four plane flights; four escorts; four limo drivers; hundreds of greetings and handshakes; a few thousand autographs (my signature used to have letters in it, before I was a writer).

Touching down home, off again briefly on Tuesday for the Bay Area, and then I can scratch my head and wonder about that book I’m supposed to be writing.

And today there’s a poll being held over at the Lipstick Chronicles, where I’ll be guesting next week, to ask if the blog readers would prefer a full frontal “f” word in my post or the coy ** in the middle. Do contribute your voice.

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  1. denisen10 on January 13, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Isn’t travel fun … (erg!)
    Nevertheless, despite all attempts at ex-city mouse air of unflappability, was thrilled to the news – relayed by a friend who just called – that you’re coming to visit our neighborhood, over here in Concord/Clayton, CA on Wednesday. Hope your travels aren’t too rigorous, and will look f’ward to meeting you, thanking you for marvelous writing, at Clayton Books!

  2. Kerry on January 14, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Can’t wait to read your blog. TLC is loads of fun and I’m sure you’ll make a fabulous addition to its guest list!

  3. vicki on January 14, 2008 at 9:14 am

    I voted! I’m looking forward to the visit on Saturday with the excellent TLC ladies and their readers.

  4. tangential1 on January 14, 2008 at 11:36 am

    *wince* 4am….is an ungodly hour. Let me just say that I really, really appreciate all your efforts:)

    And I have been bouncing for days in anticipation of seeing you again (I think I’ve been to one of your book events for every book since Keeping Watch) tomorrow in Berkeley=)

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