My first book signing, that is. It was nerve-wracking - more so than Pitchapalooza, which is saying a lot. But it only felt like that for the first few minutes, while I was setting up. Once people started coming, it was a lot of fun.
And people did come - from near and far! I think it helped that I emailed everyone I knew, put it on Facebook, sent reminders the day of, sent out press releases, got the event on some local calendars, and got an article in The Spotlight Newspaper. (It's not online, but thanks reporter Andrew Beam!)
It was weird and exhilarating and validating to have people see my books, buy my books and ask me to sign my books. I probably should have done this a long time ago.
So now, today, there's a little feeling of let down. It's over. But not for long. I've got other books in the works, and when they come out I won't wait so long to promote them. More book signings are definitely in my future.