There’s a certain justice that the tour for LIFE SENTENCES doesn’t have a definitive end. One could argue that the book, too, has a rather open feel, although to say more would be a spoiler.
This week alone, I did two events, and I haven’t blogged about either. In short: White Oak Library in Silver Spring, MD, magnificent, 100-plus people, thank you very much, Andy Gordon; and Westchester Public Library System, lovely to speak to you at your 14th annual luncheon, sorry I had to run, but the train schedule was rather unforgiving.
I have three more events in April, four it one counts the live chat I’m doing April 21st for the Florida Sun Sentinel. And now it look as if some California things will be added just before I leave for Australia. There’s an event in June. And a quasi-event in July, when I’ll introduce one of my favorite writers, Mary Kay Andrews, at one of my favorite stores, A Likely Story in Sykesville, MD. Then I go to Harrogate. There are, in fact, exactly three months of 2009 with book-related events — August, September and December.
And isn’t that how you would want it, another writer asked me yesterday. Hmmmmm. Yes and no. I am glad there is interest. I am gratified that people want to hear from me, will sometimes even pay for me to speak. But when the end of the year comes, I want to be able to have more to show for it than the new land speed record for removing my shoes and placing my laptop in a bin. I want more:
Burgers at the Abbey Bistro with my SO (although no more than one a month, although I guess I could always have the veggie burger.)
Books like OLIVE KITTERIDGE and WHEN WILL THERE BE GOOD NEWS.
Basement cleaning. Seriously.
Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon.
Time with friends and family.
Time to watch all the stupid programs I have on my DVR.
What would like more of in your life? Lists in the comments section, please.