Sunday, August 14, 2005

Running in a Square Circle

Posts have been sparse as of late, due to all the running around I've been doing over the past few weeks. I presented materials about the new book to Austin Independent School District librarians this past Thursday with other Austin SCBWI authors. It was a great event, and it gave me a chance to talk to some of the other authors from the chapter. A lot of the librarians were in the elementary and middle schools, so my novel wasn't right for them. But I did meet a few librarians that seemed interested. Honestly, I think a lot of the educators were more interested in the fact that I was a structural engineer rather than an author, but that necessarily isn't a bad thing, is it? (For any educator in the Austin area reading this, I am ALWAYS happy to come to schools to speak about engineering - for free, of course.)

In other news, Mrs. V finally made it back into town. For those of you that don't know, Mrs. V was in Minneapolis the entire summer, participating in a marketing internship. I just spend a frenzied 15 hours trying to get the place cleaned up for her arrival. To put my level of uncleanliness into perspective, I've been washing the same cup for the past two weeks, just because everything else is dirty. I know, I could have washed all of the dishes, but why? I only need one cup at a time.

I'll be out of town for a few days participating in a conference in Dallas (this is for the job that pays the bills). And hopefully, I'll get a chance to get some writing done this week. Plus, Frances Hill suggested that I do a book kickoff party here in Austin, so I guess I'd better get on the ball and try to set that up as well.

Too much to do. Always to much to do. Hope everyone has a good week.

2 Comments:

Blogger Chris Barton said...

We'll need to have you practice your engineering-for-kids spiel on our six-year-old. Although, with him, you'd need to be prepared to listen more than you talk...

8/15/2005 6:23 AM  
Blogger Don Tate II said...

Man, I cant believe I missed that. I knew it was coming up, but I was so busy making this book deadline that I blew off everything. Would have been a good opportunity for me to stir up some fall school visits.

8/15/2005 7:49 AM  

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