5 pm and cheek-numbing-cold-but-not-those-cheeks-you-naughty-thing-degrees
This is the chandelier in the Warwick Hotel. I have walked under it about a hundred times now.
I wanted to take a picture of Harry the doorman but he was too shy so I took the chandelier instead. If I wasn't married to an architect I would marry a doorman. They are SO helpful and they know EVERYTHING!
3. REALLY COOL BUILDINGS
I think all the buildings in NY ROCK hugely. They are totally cool.
4. ALL THE PLACES I CAN GET MY PICTURE TAKEN
This morning I had breakfast with my publicist Megan (and how totally fun is THAT to say!) I talked so much my eggs got cold. Right after that I had lunch with my editor Peternelle (how totally double fun is that to say).
She took me to a really great place for bento lunches and walked me along fifth avenue (the street not the candy bar) and then around Central Park. Then she ABANDONED me and went back to work. (How rude it that?) Nah...just kidding. I went over to MOMA (the art museum) and got as far as the gift shop.
5. COOL STUFF THAT GOES STRAIGHT UP IN THE AIR (SIDEWAYS)
Like St. Patricks Church.
6. BROADWAY PLAYS
I am going to my first Broadway play tonight -- in about 2 hours. WICKED!!! I am way too excited.
7.COMING BACK TO NEW YORK IN JUNE
I love it so much I am coming back in June to visit again (are you ready Dorian and Peternelle?)
AND MOST OF ALL NUMBER 8!!!!!
I HEART MISS SNARK
So girls and boys. The debut author's first New York trip is almost over.
What did I learn?
There are a BUNCH of people responsible for getting a book out to readers. There is much an author can do to market themselves and participate in publicity. You cannot just sit back and say "Okay I wrote the book now you do the rest."
Authors have to be proactive and thinking.
There is a lot of published fiction out there.
For your book to do well you have to be willing to work at it.
Let me know how you liked the virtual trip we have taken together (virtual for you -- real for me)
THIS WAS PAT.
THIS WAS PAT IN NEW YORK.