Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Jumping in ....

We've been jumping in with both feet as we prepare to move to our new location at 3229 Broadway. Jerry is very happy as he's been telling folks that we'll be "opening on Broadway". Sigh...he's such a ham.

Our new place is more than four times bigger than our old space and we're doing our best to fill it up with goodies of all kinds. We started out with an empty space, studded walls, no ceiling, and a concrete floor. Soon as I can figure out how to post photos, I'll have some that show our handiwork after 14 hours of painting.

Halloween will be our last hurrah in the Mall and we'll go out in style, with a kick-off party for Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month). If you've always wanted to write a novel, now's your chance. Sign up with nanowrimo.org and join us Wednesday 10/31 from 6-8 pm. The idea is to write a 50 thousand word novel in 30 days, beginning one minute after midnight on 10/31 and counting down to Midnight on 11/30. Don't worry, quantity, not quality is the goal, so write on and forget about editing. In fact, bind and gag that editor and throw him or her (or the editing committee if you have one of those) into the closet and lock the door tight. You can always edit during the month of December. If you need encouragement to believe that such a silly exercise can work, take heart in the fact that the current bestseller "Water for Elephants" began as a nanowrimo work.

Hope to see you on Halloween. Stop by and introduce yourself.

Jerry and Jessica,