I took a vow a long time ago not to ever complain about any aching of the hand when it came to signing, and for the most part, there really isn’t a problem when I’m on tour. It’s always my voice that goes first, because . . . well . . . I don’t sit in my office talking, I sit in my office typing, and I don’t have a lot of vocal reserves.
But when tip-in sheets come in to be signed, I have to be careful, because I could sit for hours and sign. It’s very zen like, and if I’m not careful, my arm and neck will begin to cramp.
Today was damp with rain, so I did another batch today since the moist air keeps the solvent from drying the pens so fast. (Trust me, it’s significant.) It pushed me past the halfway mark for the B&N signed books, and I was tempted to just keep going because of the rain. And if you’re wondering or suspicious, I can honestly say that every one of those first-edition bad boys you might see on a bookstore shelf with the special binding and the signed page has an individual signature, not printed or reproduced–signed to the sound of rain and singing robins.
And don’t worry about my arm. I do more damage to it knitting or editing. Editing is by far the worst with those tiny movement with the up and down arrow and the delete button way up in the right hand corner. (snerk)
If you want to pre-order one of these B&N bad boys, here’s the link. I’m not sure if they are going to distribute any to individual stores or reserve them for online sales.
And if you’ve not entered my “Show me your Kim Harrison SWAG” contest for one of the ten Drafter ARCS I’m giving away, there’s still time until Friday. Just drop a picture of you and your Kim Harrison swag on my FB page or Instagram. No swag? Take a pic of your favorite Harrison book. It’ll do. :-) More info
Winners so far: