Walkaway tour! Richmond, Chapel Hill, Cincinnati, Chicago and more!


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/03/may-the-fourth-be-with-you.html


#2

Your whirlwind tour sounds exhausting, Cory. Stay healthy.


#3

Thanks for that – it’s pretty intense. Up most mornings at 3 or 4AM to get work (blogging!) done before leaving for a 6AM flight, eating an apple or whatever at the airport, working on the next novel on the flight, dropping stuff at hotel and maybe having 30m for a swim to help with my chronic pain, then press and store-signings until the event with a takeout lunch eaten in the media escort’s car and dinner eaten in the bookstore’s break room, then an event, back to the hotel for 9 or 10pm, and up at 3 or 4 the next day!

There are much harder jobs – cleaning toilets comes to mind – but tours are an intense endurance course as one tries to build and sustain publicity momentum during the crucial weeks immediately following publication.


#4

I’m sure it’s exhausting, Cory, but for us, it’s exciting to be able to see you in person. Thanks for coming to Chapel Hill! There’s a really good French restaurant just a few doors away from Flyleaf named Kitchen. If you can afford the calories, perhaps they can order takeout for you.


#5

I have already attended one of Cory’s talks. It was very eye-opening, and I have new appreciation for Walkaway now that I understand it fully in context.

Cory, you may remember me. I’m the weird one. No, the weird one.

Best of luck with the tour. It sounds absolutely exhausting, and I don’t know how you do it and keep your energy and spirits up, but the event I attended was very informative and great all around. I hope this tour is rewarding for you.


#6

That would be SUNDAY MAY 7th, actually.


#7

Honestly, no. Cleaning jobs have a satisfaction quotient when the work is completed that intellectual jobs almost never do. Don’t underestimate that. Your job is never done, never quite good enough. That’s a level of stress that is very real.


#8

FWIW, I’m sure we all think of ourselves as weird here, but having spent dinner and a concert with you (and other Mutants) I can report that you are much more engaging and interesting than you realize.


#9

Awww, thanks!

But I’m still weird.

I embrace my weirdness.


#10

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