Vente coffee (double cream) in a Starbucks go cup, the chatter of bored, restless artists waiting for buyers--punctuated by the occasional burst of hysterical laughter--in the background. Day 2 of ACRE, and the pickings are lean. I have had one order for the whole show with not even a request for information this morning. Yesterday I had a handful of requests for price lists and information. I would be more discouraged if there were throngs of buyers streaming past my booth. There aren't. If buyers in the aisles were salmon swimming upstream to spawn, they would be on the brink of extinction.
So I have time to finish the edits of the book. And that project is going extremely well. I worked on it till 10:00 last night and got up and back to it at 4:00 this morning. Now at almost 11:00, I have only about 40 pages of projects (faster reading than basics) left. My analysis? Even at a trim 128 pages it's a damn fine book--and I am its harshest critic.