Thursday, March 10

Warming Up

I am now officially In Training for the Great Friggin' Gonzo Revenge of the Sith Tour.

For the next few days I'll will be testing the muscles of my right hand in a wholly unfamiliar way . . . signing a THOUSAND FREAKIN' BOOKS.

The Special Edition, doncha know.

But it's a good way to get in shape.

Writer's cramp is a serious danger for typin' pussies like me, if I have to be signing three or four hundred books at a crack, maybe twice a day, five or six days a week . . .

Oh, my poor hand . . .

Your heart's just pumping pisswater for me, ain't it?

10 comments:

MWS said...

Can I just say that it's actually almost 7:00 PM and I just now managed to get the above the finally friggin' POST . . . ?

What the hell's going on with Blogger these days? Destroyed by its own success?

Robert James said...

Hey the comments seem to finally be working!

Just think though, all those thousands of signatures will be worth it to see that "New York Times Bestseller" sticker on all of your works from here on out. I broke down and bought a hyperspace membership, and that's a great interview you gave them. No one's going to know what him 'em...

Ben said...

Speaking of the book signing, I just wanted to verify that the etiquette is to bring no more than 3 books to be signed. At least that's the impression I got from a Neil Gaiman book signing. Thanks.

creativelapse542 said...

Etiquette? I guess I broke that pretty badly when I had Gene Wolfe sign six books and a pringles can.

Screw eitiquette, though. 'twas worth it.

Anonymous said...

If Matt comes anywhere near me, I'll bring along both Barra novels, HD, BoT, Shatterpoint, Traitor AND RotS to be signed. To hell with etiquette.

--Shehzad

Anonymous said...

Belay that: the tour comes nowhere near me... That means that I have to get to the tour...

*starts planning May vacation*

--Shehzad

Anonymous said...

Special edition?

Doctor7474 said...

Hey Mr. Stover, I read on Theforce.net that you did not know what interview/excerpt was posted on SW.com Hyperspace if you would like I would copy and email it to you. I don't see how this would be against there terms of use as hell you wrote/said it. Let me know and I will copy and send it to you. Thanks Doctor

MWS said...

Thanks, Doc, but I've already been clued in on that; I just didn't know which interview it was (I've done a bunch, lately) and how much of the book they'd posted. It's already been handled.

I appreciate the offer, tho'.

Anonymous said...

For those of us who live way up North, is there any chance of being able to mail you some? Not RotS in particular, but I found a ton of BoT (Tpb) on sale for very cheap, and I was going to pick up some, give them to the library, my brother and friends, etc. (And one for me, obviously--I'll give away my old copy).

I won't worry about this now, with the tour and all those signings going on, but could I mail them to you in, say, 3 or 4 months with all the appropriate postage back? If so, do I go through Del Rey?

Ryan