After thus reassuring myself I gleefully printed off 250 copies, signed them all, then stuffed (and sealed) about 175 of them with the letter, a shelf-talker and my business card. And on #176 I folded up that bottom section of the trifold, squaring up with the same line I'd done 175 times prior to that... except I actually looked at it this time.
And spotted a typo.
Yep. I printed, signed, stuffed and sealed a typo. Kind of a funny one too. I said that my book is about a time when water is scare. As in - BOO!!! No, it's not scarce. Don't be silly. It's SCARE!
The good news:
- I didn't mail the typo letters
- I didn't put address labels on them
- I didn't put stamps on them
The bad news:
- I wasted ink
- I wasted paper
- I wasted envelopes
- I had to UNstuff all 175 of them to get my tent card and business cards back out
- Most importantly I wasted TIME!
Time is something I don't have right now. School starts in less than two weeks. My garden is in shambles. I haven't done nearly enough research for my WIP. I need to prep my blog in advance. I have interviews to answer. And oh - I'm debuting soon. Time is the most important thing to me right now, and I just wasted it.
Oh if only I'd emailed RC and waited the three minutes for her to read, answer, and undoubtedly find my typo.
But hey - in other news - it's not just text of me being an ass that you get today. If you want to see me on the catwalk (yes, on the catwalk) I'm participating in #NovelFashionWeek. I put together a little video about Dressing For Survival over on the Kindred Dreamheart blog.
Enjoy me being an ass - yet again.