Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Take A Chance On Me!

"Gonna do my very best and it ain't no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

Take a chance on me
(That's all I ask of you honey)
Take a chance on me" ~ Abba


I really have no idea why the lyrics to "Take a Chance On Me" is running through my head and out my fingertips. Maybe it's because I feel a little like Sophie's author friend Rosie in Mama Mia. Taking my own chance, reaching out to you.

So here's what started it. I've been waiting for the September 7th launch of Buzz Off every since the idea first came to me. At least two years ago, if you count selling the proposal, the time to write it, all the steps that go into production. 

Only 7 more days to go!

Then one of my facebook friends (love them!) said she picked up her copy a few days ago in New Hampshire. What? Really? So yesterday my status mentioned that fact. And others started responding. Apparently, Amazon claims they are shipping on the 13th, 6 days late, which I can't believe. Then someone spotted Buzz Off at Books A Million. Another friend pre-ordered through Barnes and Noble, got her copy last week, and read it already.

Okay, then, exactly when should I start celebrating??? Because won't most booksellers wait until the day after Labor Day to put them out? I could start right now and go right through the long weekend into next week. And beyond.

While I make that important decision, keep your eyes peeled for Buzz Off.
Take a chance on me.
I promise you won't regret it.

Hannah Reed (aka Deb Baker)