Saturday, May 30, 2015

Happy Birthday, Pink Saturday

I was all set for a pink book Saturday. As I tootled around BookExpo I kept watch for all things pink, and alas, found nothing. Nada, nothing, zilch. I learned the publicity colors for publishing for fall 2015 don't include pink.

So we're going in a very different direction, flying thousands of miles east to one of my favorite places and having a birthday party in Old Kyoto to celebrate Pink Saturday's seventh birthday.

We are welcomed by the most beautiful geisha in Kyoto and we are all given fans trimmed in pink  for our party favors.
Our refreshments include cookies containing sake to celebrate the happy occasion. and then we walk through the pink and beautiful cherry blossoms of Kyoto. 
Kyoto in cherry blossom time 
Dear Beverly and my Pink Saturday friends, I am so glad I found you in Blogland and so glad I get to celebrate with you. Happy, lucky seven and here's to many more birthdays!
I'm still overwhelmed from BookExpo and actually more overwhelmed than I anticipated from the Self-Publishing conference. My head is whirling. I thought I knew the tools for self-publishing a book, but there are a lot more steps than I dreamed. I thought the difficult part would be writing the book and the other steps would be quick and easy. Ha! As I've learned through the years nothing of value is ever quick and easy and there are always a lot more steps than I ever think there will be. I still want to pursue this project, actually more than I did before the conference. There were great sessions and I was awed by Marie Force, a romance writer who spoke today. I haven't read any of her work, but if her books are as interesting as she was, I'm in for a treat. Is anyone in Buttercupland a reader of Marie's books? 
As always, thanks for visiting and wishes for a spectacular Sunday!


Jacquelineand.... said...

I've not read her books, no... I'll be interested in your take on her writing!

Happy Birthday Pink Saturday - and have no fear, you'll master self-publishing with grace and aplomb!

Melinda said...

Have not heard of her.

Get some rest.

M : )

Joy said...

Have not heard of her. I admire people like you who can write a book and good luck to that:)
Nice pink colors:)

Anonymous said...

Charming and beautiful photos, Carol. I am not familiar with the author but please let us know if you read her books. I wish you a delightful day.

From the Kitchen said...

I'm not familiar with the author either. Perhaps we can depend on you for a book review?



Sake cookies sound interesting. The Kyoto geisha is beautiful, indeed. Have never heard of Marie Force, but will certainly look her up and explore what books she has, on your recommendation.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I have read several books by Marie Force. The ones I read were romance with a touch of suspense and I did enjoy them. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday !

Simply Linda said...

Happy Birthday Pink Saturday. I enjoyed your post today, thank you. Blessings

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It must have been amazing. I'm going to follow your link to see what books she's written. Love all of the pretty pink! Hugs, Diane

Sola Scriptura said...

I'm very interested in the sake cookies. You live such an interesting life!