I’ve been mailing out a few copies of my two books (Bones Buried in the Dirt and The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes) recently. This has made me realize something. I need to start taking pictures of the inscriptions before I mail them out.
Personally, I really like personalizing books for people. If I know someone enough that I’m mailing them the book, I usually personalize it. However, no one can read my handwriting. This means they have to ask me later what it says…and I won’t remember. I have to have them send me a picture so I can tell them, only to wish at that point I’d written something more profound. It’s such a lot of work to make them go through only to tell them it says:
Thanks! Hope you enjoy!
Perhaps I should learn to write more clearly. We all know that isn’t going to happen, though. I really could start taking and saving pictures of any inscriptions I write in a book I mail out. Then I could just look it up when they ask. That sounds like a lot of work too, though.
Maybe there just isn’t a good solution here…or maybe I could just pretend like I remember and make something up when they ask.