30 October 2015


I don’t know about other authors but what sucks the most for me is being unable to attend parties. Hey! Stop that smile forming on your lips! I’m not talking about wild, chill out party (okay maybe a little) but it includes books! Editors, other writers, publishers… I want to cry! Damn it. Buhuhu T_T

Last week, Flipside Publishing, the publishers of my Filipino novel A French Fairyfail, invited me to a murder mystery-themed Halloween party.

Goodness! That just sounds so fun! And as I told Denise, Flipside’s project officer, I would love to come and put my witch spell on everyone at the party, but sadly, I have no chance. My daytime job won't permit me to fly back to the Philippines.

I’m sorry could you just give me a minute? I need to wipe the snots and tears off my face (ew!)

Okay. I’m done.

And as I write, “So sad :( I'll have to wait for Flipside next event and hope that I can make it.” I wanted to crawl on all fours and suck my thumb in the corner of my room.

And just when I finished wallowing, I receive another invitation. This time to Avasta Press Launch Party aboard The Virginia V, South Lake Union.

The invitation says: “Enjoy booze, books and beguiling banter onboard a historic steamship. As you wander the ship, you might pick up some typewriter poetry, play a surrealist word game, add your story to the NFA montage, or win one of the clever gift sets the crew will give away every 15 minutes. This party celebrates the launch of our maiden catalog. You can preview our books and learn how to submit your own manuscripts.”

Oh! Give a break!


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