Well folks, if I didn’t love irony so much I’d probably be pretty upset by this whole odd and twisted situation going on with marketing my book right now. But I do love it; when I see it happen, read it, live it. Anything. It reminds me that life will do whatever it damn well wants to no matter how much we plan otherwise and that sometimes we’re supposed to laugh at the happenstance. Sometimes we have to laugh at the fact that it’s so funny and unbelievable it has to be true.
As if our life were a thirty minute sitcom.
This week my sitcom would have a title like “Really?”
I told you on my other blog all about the irony of sending one of my books to a stop on my Blog Tour that just so happens to be in Montreal. If you didn’t get a chance to read that post feel free to head on over now. No, really go ahead. I can wait.
~*~Musak ensues. I dance in an elevator with a dorky smile on my face until the doors open.~*~
Okay, now that you’re back…
Is that weird or what? I mean of all the blogs in all the cities in two different countries and my book goes off to one located smack dab in the middle of the home of the Habs? Anyway, now that my latest challenge has presented itself I almost feel like that was nothing!
Yesterday I get an email from Samantha over at Chick Lit Plus, the gal handling my Ripple the Twine Blog Tour, indicating that one of the bloggers received an empty envelope!
I was mortified! The glue on the envelopes I used seemed to be pretty strong. But if one fell out, could more have taken a tumble into the Post Office abyss as well? I kind of freaked out when I emailed her back so I barely took notice of what blogger she said got a bag full of nothing. So I went back to Samantha’s message and scrolled down to see which blogger it was, half expecting to see it was one of the (more expensive) Canadian blogs.
I opened my spreadsheet to get the address. My jaw almost hit the desk as it dropped. It was just too good. I had a literal LOL moment sitting here, looking at my monitor.
The book was supposed to be delivered to the owner of the blog Lost in Literature.
~*~Laughter ensues. I nod my head with a sheepish grin on my face until you stop wiping away tears of hilarity.~*~
I mean, come on. Are you kidding me? Hello Post Office; its Lost in Literature. A three word title. Not Lost Literature. IN.
The good news in all this lunacy though is that the situation gave me a little inspiration for the book outline I’m compiling for NaNo this fall (yup, doing it again!). And I guess it is small comfort that at least nine of the ten reached their destinations safe and sound.
And the one to LiL? Let’s just note the acronym isn’t LOL and hopefully this second shipped copy will be IN their mailbox within the next couple days.