Okay, not really.
Well, we did pay the rent. But not the popcorn bit. I'm not a big popcorn fan, actually.
So, here's how I'm rewarding myself now that I have my first check for Shiver. Art! As an artist, I've never been able to afford a big piece of art. I debated for a long time about whether to buy this gorgeous print of Oana Lauric's "Dal Duomo" or a blacked-out Stratocaster. I really wanted an electric guitar, but I also really wanted to buy a piece of art.
I'm not good with decisions, so I decided not to decide for a long time. Well, I mean, for a long time I didn't make a decision. Was that gramatically clear? Anyway, then the economy made up my mind for me. It's going to be a long, cold winter for small businesses, and when push comes to shove, the gallery I'm getting Oana's art from (Chasen Galleries) is going to appreciate my business more than Fender. So, sniff. My little black guitar will have to wait.
Now, admire. Isn't it pretty-pretty? Thanks to Oana for giving me permission to show it here. She does gorgeous work and it was hard to decide (again, not good with decision, much angst involved) which one to go with. Look at the website, you'll see what I mean.
Oh, and if any of y'all are wondering why Lament isn't in your local Border's or B/N, it's because they're both stocking it on the last Tuesday of the month because they both have it listed as a general October release. Thank you, box stores, for making my release parties horridly early! A pox on both of you. Oh wait, sales are already down. I take the pox back.
And those of you who have read Lament and want another faerie fix before Ballad, my short for Merry Sisters of Fate
So do you guys think I made the right decision? Not about taking the pox back. About the art vs. guitar.