I Really Need To Take Pictures Of The Inscriptions On Books I Mail

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.


About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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