Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Release Day, Fantasy Style


So if this were my 42nd book, instead of my 2nd... if I had a list of bestsellers and a couple movie deals under my hat... THIS is how I would be spending today:


8am: Wake up early enough to feel productive, but not so early I feel hostile.

Brush teeth, make coffee, head out for nice sunny walk


And maybe I'll have a yard like this to cool down in...

9:30am: Arrive home to Sven's fresh fruit and yogurt with granola and maybe a mimosa, as it's a special day (Sven is my in-home chef I will hire)

Sven can get very strange, but that's how I roll...

10:00am: Head for my spa treatment: massage, facial, mani/pedi. I'll take a buddy along if y'all want to start sucking up now...


Noon: Lunch with a couple girlfriends at a nice rooftop place with sun and fabulous food.

This is what I have in mind: a laughing lunch.

1:30pm: Head to a couple bookstores and ask if they'd like some copies signed... flocked by fans in the parking lot and have impromptu signing

Would ya LOOK at that mob!?

3:30pm: lounge with a good book for an hour or two.

Might need a flight for this one...

6:00pm: Small party with family and friends featuring fresh crab, artichokes, brie... all my favorites...

What?  They might be my friends...

9:00pm moonlit swim in a nicely heated pool.


But instead, this is my second book and I am at my day job... I AM taking Thursday off, as I have an event that night at Aunt Agatha's and I want to get my hair done and take a day to enjoy it...

So what do you think of my plan? Am I missing anything you'd include?









24 comments:

Melody said...

Only one thing I would add: a blog giveaway: one of your lucky blog followers gets Sven for day! Congratulations on your book release.

T. Drecker said...

Now, I'm dreaming. Perfect. Oh yes.
Congratulations on your book!

Misha Gericke said...

Hahaha no your dream sounds pretty awesome. Enjoy your release. :-)

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Congratulations! Hope your release day is as close to this as it can be!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Hart! I hope you do get to enjoy a release day like that eventually.

Amit Parashar said...

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Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

michelle said...

Congratulations on the release of your 2nd book!
Wow! What an accomplishment!
I'm sure it must be a great feeling...

Writer In Transit

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Great post! :) Congratulations on the book! Enjoy your day - maybe Sven can bring you lunch at your day job? :)

Sarah Ahiers said...

WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO! Super congrats good lady! it is well deserved!!!

mshatch said...

Congrats Hart, sorry you're not getting your fantasy day - maybe next year?

Tina said...

I'm officially sucking up so I can go to the spa. I bought your book, I'm your follower, I loved The Azalea Assault, I made Best read it...and I'll pay for your pedicure!
Congrats! I think you picked a perfect celebration day! Hope you enjoy, even though you'll be at work...
Tina @ Life is Good

Hart Johnson said...

HA! Tina, you made me laugh!!!

Thank you so much everyone!!! As for blog giveaways of Sven... I will have to think on that, but hopefully I will have BOOKS to give away shortly...

Diana Wilder said...

Dang! You sure know how to throw a party!

Way to go on the release!

Amber T. Smith said...

Congrats again, Tami!!! And you pretty much nailed my perfect version of a release day, so yeah... I'm with you on that one!! :D

*strokes Sven*

Stacy Gail said...

Wooohoooo! Congrats on your release day, Your Tartness! And that sounds like the most perfect plan on celebrating the birthday of your latest book-baby. <3 The laugh luncheon sounds like something I could really get into. :D

Jan Morrison said...

Oh I think if you got that release you'd fantasize how nice it was when you were a shiny nearly new published author and everyone just was so THRILLED with you! Plus all those naked guys? They just leave the toilet seat up and eat all the pizza and drink all the beer.

hope you just stop from time to time to look at the view! Just got home with the new pup. gosh, I'm smitten.

LTM said...

LOLOL!!! I love it! I want to go to the laughing lunch! :D And boy.... just passed a mirror. I could use some spa action myself. :P

SUPER CONGRATS to you! Whee!!! Geaux, Begonia Bribe!!! <3 <3 ((hugs))

Jai said...

oooooo I love your plans.
Congrats on the book!!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I want that day!

Congrats, Hart. Two books down, many more to go.

Helena said...

I just picked up your book at my local bookstore! (Pause for me to shout cheers of joy.) What a gorgeous book -- you must be so proud!

Some time ago I gave up on fantasizing about how I'd spend my bestseller author days 'cause for me (unlike your successful situation) fantasy was looking too much like unhealthy delusion. But may I still borrow Sven? For cooking, of course, just for some tasty meals and not for anything else...

Rhonda Parrish said...

Yay! Congratulations on your book release (and good luck too). I think your plan is fabulous and only 40 more books to go ;)

Cold As Heaven said...

Congratulations with the release. I hope your book sells like icecream in Hell >:)

Cold As Heaven

Trisha F said...

Pretty sure your plan is perfect as is! Love it :)

Congrats on your second book release!! WOOO!!!

Lexie C. said...

Woohoo, what a day!
Enjoy your day off and big Congrats on your second book! That's fabulous! :)