Wednesday, November 5, 2014

IWSG Post - Time Constraints - Can I really "make time"?

It's the first Wednesday of the month, which means time to post for Alex J. Cavanaugh's Insecure Writer's  Support Group.  To check out Alex J Cavanaugh's Insecure Writer's Support Goup CLICK HERE!!

This will horrify those of you I share the road with, but my time constraints have gotten so bad I've taken to getting my writing ideas jotted down in my car, while driving. 

Yes, while in heavy traffic I've actually held a pen to complete an information dump to edit later. I'm info dumping this very blog post in traffic, right now!

At least twice everyday I'm stuck in traffic driving all over the bay to work as a Bookseller, a Social Media administrator, a freelance writer and novelist.

The people I'm stuck in traffic with are entertaining:

Raider's Nation Police!
I'm not gonna lie. I was a little afraid this Raider's Nation cop might kick my ass for staring. I'm half positive the giant hayseed is attached to a dead body in the trunk. Probably a blond girl he caught taking his picture with her iPhone.

Another Fiat on the Bay Bridge

Even though it's not being driven by a panda or unicorn, every time we stop I keep waiting for it to start dancing and fart rainbows.

I've tried using my Pages app on my phone. I've sat in traffic dictating to it for an hour. Once I checked it at the bookstore I discovered that auto-correct had made every sentence incomprehensible, albeit kinda funny. Every fuck was a duck.

Any suggestions?

Happy Hump Day!

Monday, November 3, 2014

October Recap: NC Independent Booksellers Association Discovery Show

My co-worker and I at the event, right before the author booths and cocktails.
As a bookseller for Books Inc. I had the pleasure of attending my first Northern California Independent Booksellers Discovery Show.

Art work samples for Miles To Go
Ravina and I met Miles To Go artist, Greg Kerr. Books Inc. already carries some items in our store, but I'm still pushing for clothing. I own the Hunter S. Thompson Las Vegas Skull Visor tote. 

Getting to speak with Greg was fun. He was cool, personable and informal. To my complete non-surprise he's also well read. Check him out at

Ravina and I making our rounds to the author booths.

Author Jory John
You might remember this guy's zine All My Friends Are Dead. Jory John was a fun guy to meet. If only we could load up a syringe and inject that energy! His new book, Terrible Two hits shelves 1.13.15.

Ravina being served a whisky sour with her a copy of  12 Bottle Bar.
Nick and Andy (Nick's my boss)