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Book Signing Jitters
by Jo-Marie Grinkiewicz
Friday, June 15, 2007
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No matter how many times I have a book signing, I still get VERY nervous!

I get the book signing jitters

Again and again;

Will they ever go away?

If so, tell me when.

In just a few hours,

From three to five;

I'll be signing at Barnes and Noble,

And I hope I'll survive.

Watching and talking to browsers

As they walk by,

I can't help but wonder,

Will any of them buy?

I get the book signing jitters

At the table with my pen,

Vowing that I'll never

Be doing THIS again!

I'm hostage in a bookstore

As the manager thinks, "We got her!"

At my table is a buyer,

But they bought Harry Potter.

I get the book signing jitters,

I sweat, I shake, I fret;

But this is what I wanted...

I always seem to forget.

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Reviewed by Lynn Uzee (Reader) 8/29/2013
Sounds like you Jo. Pleasantly surprising.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 7/8/2008
Keep writing, with your talent for words you will see and people will buy them. I never been to a book signing, but would love to go to one sometime in my lifetime. Have author Friend from my past hometown Bonnie May who wrote books and went to book signing in Colo. She did well and has said she will write no more books, but we do not believe her. She likes to write too well to end it. Her books are great.
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 5/16/2008
At least you are at a table signing books instead of waiting for them to be published......Enjoyed the poem.....M
Reviewed by Z McClure 5/2/2008
I read this with a smile- you write so lucidly that I could see you sitting in that Barnes and Noble! : D
I've never signed books before, but we've all been bitten by the jitter bug at one time or other. With writing this GREAT, though, you've got nothing to be nervous about April.
Reviewed by Leann Marshall 3/9/2008
I love this--" my table is a buyer...but they bought Harry Potter"
I can definitely identify with this, as my first book signing is at the end of this month. At least you have some under your belt! Making the connection is the hard part, but I guess it's good for us, isn't it?? (We'll see...)
Hang in there and best wishes to you, April.
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 8/2/2007
LOL! Sounds like an interesting journey ahead Star!
and Your Bio/Camping escapades/Florida views/etc. sound really great!
Congratualations, I hope to be in that seat soon someday!

RV huh, you can have it!
STAy SAFE on the busy roads of life, I drive a school bus (9rts. a day and all day long, Kinderg. too) and I know what the driving is like!
Enjoy! your day and your adventures ahead!
Warm hugs, Warrior Lady Sheee

STay Positive!
Ilikeyourmindandheart! I have so many books stacked, or I would buy the camping/Stalker one, I love C.S.I.Can't miss it, NOW! it's Damages, and has always been "HOUSE" and you? Happy Writing!I write all genre's
Reviewed by jude forese 6/15/2007
better to jitter than stand still ...
Reviewed by K. Mulroney 6/15/2007
Congrats on being in the position to have those jitters! Must be a great feeling although a little tweaky!
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 6/15/2007
I have never experienced that yet, but somehow I know how you feel. Are they looking for a character from my story, or just a person in all their glory? Hope they can see the wordsmith within. Enjoyed
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