This past weekend I sold my book as a vendor at The Royal Stagg Renaissance Faire in Marshall, Michigan.
At 6AM Gipsy Danger and I got in the car and drove roughly an hour and a half to mid-Michigan and began to unpack the car. My initial hope was that, were I to need help setting up my canopy tent, that nearby vendors would find it in their heart to assist me. As I flailed about trying to do a two person job on my own, I caught the attention of a volunteer who did end up helping me thankfully.
Sweltering weather had been predicted which was why I’d armed myself with both an oscillating fan and a wearable fan. Unfortunately the oscillating fan drained my little portable generator (I named her Jenny) as the day reached peak heat. So that was unpleasant.
My original goal was to sell 30 books over the course of this weekend. I know that doesn’t sound like a lot, and that’s because it really isn’t, but events like this have always been a bit of a crap-shoot where sales have been concerned.
Day one I ended up selling 23!!!
The next morning I slept through three of my four alarms and had to get out and walk around twice on the way back to the faire but I made it!
Someone actually asked to take a picture with me! I was so taken aback that when she asked my initial reaction was: “Wait, what?”
It was a bit nerve-wracking as the day progressed. The weather foretold rain and storms that would supposedly start at 4PM.
It started sprinkling around 2:30 and then stopped. Then started and stopped. The weather played my emotions like a fiddle.
Fortunately it was only ever a light sprinkling unlike the storm we were supposed to get.
My final tally on books sold over the course of the weekend?
Maybe. It might actually be higher. My Adderall wore off around 2PM and so I wasn’t as on top of keeping track, lol.
I had a blast this weekend and am looking forward to selling my book at the Canterbury Village open air market June 19th and 20th!
Bye for now!