I need some advice, especially from those of you who live in the Greater Seattle area and get the million postcards and invites to my different events.
Here’s the question: Should I have a book release party after the Bellevue Barnes & Noble event for Mrs. Perfect? Or have I become excessively annoying? I feel excessively annoying.
The facts: It looks like the Mrs Perfect book launch at Barnes & Noble has been moved from Monday the 5th to Tuesday, May 6th, because Monday is Cinco de Mayo and according to bookstore data, Monday nights can be tricky for drawing a crowd.
The worry: Say we’re now on for Tuesday. Do I do the party? Do you think I need a after party? I’ve done them at Ooba’s for every 5 Spot book but am wondering if doing a second party in one year (since Odd Mom Out was just in late Sept) is too much, or if the women here in Bellevue like the parties?
The idea: If I did a party I was thinking it’d be a fun Hollywood theme with chocolate-tinis and yummy little desserts to celebrate the Flirting movie now being made (and just because I look Hollywood theme parties because I love movies and the idea of Hollywood). I could go to Shindig.com and order cool film cut outs and cute little cocktail napkins (I so love to order party essentials) and make it fabulous, darling.
The decision: Would those of you in the area want to come? Or do you think I take a hiatus until the July ’09 book comes out. Or should we just go for it and figure whoever comes, comes, and not worry about numbers…?
The truth: You see, for all my bravery, I get nervous about an empty audience and a restaurant full of cocktails and nibbles and no bodies.
I honestly don’t know what to do, and if my friend Lisa Johnson will scream if I go back to her and say, hey Lisa, I’ve got another book coming out in less than two months. Want to work really hard, for little pay, to host a party where I can be the star? (And in real life she’d probably be cool, but in my head she’d be screaming, No, no, no, you ungrateful wretch, no.)
The need: Input so I can make a less neurotic decision. So advise me! Be my guru! Make up my mind!