NEWS FROM THE SHADOWLANDS
Once again I have discovered a life lesson that I didn't think I needed to learn.
Apparently, most banks expect you to cash checks within 6 months of their posting date. I guess it's a common courtesy. You might accidentally drain someone's account cashing them too late, or they'll have a big check and end up spending it elsewhere waiting for the big check to clear.
So it certainly makes sense.
But I have two checks from last year's book fair in Bloomington that were never cashed. Oops.
Both of them had phone numbers, and I was able to talk to one of them. She was kind enough to mail me another, assuming that she is able to consult her register and ensure that I'm not cashing the check twice - which is certainly the same thing I'd do.
The second person I haven't gotten a hold of yet. Hopefully they'll be available on Sunday. If I can't get a hold of them then, I guess I'm out $15. Which will really suck. I mean, it's not a lot of money and it's 100% my fault, but dang that will suck.
That said, the Bloomington 2015 fair is tomarrow at Bloomington City Hall. So if you're in the area, come by between 10:30 and 4. And if you're there at 11:50, come hear me read. If you want. If not, that's okay too.
I realize most of the watchers aren't in the area. And hey, that's fine. I should do more book signings nationwide, and it's unfair to say I've done one away from home and gotten only a few sales (I think I sold two books in Reno, and maybe one of them went to my cousin? Can't remember.) Maybe the thing to do is send a few books to a library in the area first? Always looking for ideas here. But hey, I'd love to do a book signing if anyone speaks up. All I need is a reason to visit (and of course money to get there. Maybe if it's close to a square dancing convention...)
In other news, I see spring break in my future. That means a day of cleaning the basement and a day of working on Book two. It also means homework. I will have to think outside the box to impress my fantasy teacher. I wonder what she thought of Collette?
Oh, by the way? It looks like you voted part two for Union Shores. I'll try to get Part Two started by Wednesday next week. Since you voted part two, that means it's not done yet
. But that's okay, it seems a little short as it sits now so hopefully a bachelor party will fill it out. Part Three will have enough going for it with a kickball game and some other event... maybe a wedding or something.