I have been giving a lot of talks at local libraries. For my most recent one, I personally invited and Facebook invited a lot of people.
Plus, it was a full moon in Gemini (my sign)! At 7:05pm! And my talk started at 7:00PM!
I know this is a busy time of year for us all, but I was expecting at least 10 people or so.
When it 6:59pm and still no one had come, I began to consider that maybe I had saturated my geographic location.
If no one came (as I have heard sometimes happens, but thankfully had never happened to me), my Plan B was to have my husband make a video of me reading so I could post it on my YouTube Channel (still evolving–don’t judge it). At least this would be time well spent, right?
What I learned: Don’t accept a time slot that starts when the library is CLOSED. Duh. I’m not sure why they even did that… oh, wait. Yes, I do. I took the slot because I was hoping to sell a lot of books before Christmas, and this was the only December slot they had. They had one slot available in January, but I thought people might not come out in the cold when they weren’t possibly out already, shopping for the holidays (books make great gifts!). Note: the temperature was in the 20’s last night.
And then, at 7:05pm, one person came into the room.
My audience had arrived. She probably didn’t really feel like going out, but she wanted to support a fellow writer/author, and guess what?
Thank you again, Katherine. ❤
For some reason, this song was in my head on my way home from the event, so I am including it here for your listening pleasure: