Had a couple of good days at Pegasus Books, Wed. and Fri., thanks to my employees Cameron and Matt. They're doing such a good job I feel like I can concentrate on my writing and not worry.
I went to the store this morning expecting it to be cleaned out, but it looks as packed as ever. The great thing about the holidays isn't just the higher sales -- though those are nice -- but the fact that much of the stuff we sell doesn't have to be replaced.
Sometimes the stuff has sat in the store for half a year, but a tourist comes along and it's the very thing they've been looking for.
I wish Black Weekend was predictive of the rest of the season -- because it's been a good one so far -- but it really isn't.
I have some faith this December will be better than last year because I'm doing way more restocking than last year.
I always have to get ready for the shock of the 10 days after this weekend -- always an enormous dropoff, sometimes even below normal levels. Especially if the weather is as bad as predicted.
Anyway, a least we'll soon have this weekend under our belt.
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