Sunday, August 20, 2006

Tour Day 49, 50, and 51

Miles driven: 10007
Books signed: 3964
Books hand sold: 203
Booksellers met: 936
Bookstores visited: 500


I rock.

43 comments:

LA Burton said...

Are you homeward bound? You totally rock.

Amy said...

Congratulations! What a feat! I hope you are relaxing with a nice drink somewhere today.

I can only imagine what you'll think of to top this in the future...

Mike H said...

Well Done!! Quite an accomplishment. You derserve a break, but I doubt you are going to give yourself one.

Steve G said...

And you Roll.

nathan welty aka WELTY69 said...

Congrats Joe,

I have this saying with my kids...
I say to them, YOU ROCK, and they say back to me, YOU RULE. then we switch it around the other way.

It is a shame you did not make it out to california, but I have hope for next year.

Bob said...

Dude, that bottle of rum I gave you a couple of days ago? It's time to drink it...

Cheers, mon...

Scott Marlowe said...

Congrats! What a feat! When's the next 500? Just kidding! Enjoy it.

anne frasier said...

wow. congratulations, joe. you're like the david blaine of writers. i've heard a gurney and IV will be waiting for you when you get home.

Anders said...

Yes, you do.

Marcus Sakey said...

Congratulations, dude! Can't wait to buy you a sugar-dipped victory cigar.

Marty said...

Way to go, Joe! Here's hoping you make it north of the border next time.

Dru said...

Congratulations! You did it.

Mark Terry said...

Congrats! You truly are THE JAMES BROWN OF THE NOVEL WORLD!

Tell me: Do you feel good?

cagarners said...

You are beyond inspiring! Does this mean no trip to CA for now?

bud gott said...

Way to go, man. You do rock!

Barry said...

Go Joe! Congratulations!

And for the love of God, take it easy on Mariah now...

:-)
Barry

Martel said...

Way to go, Joe!

"We're not worthy!" (bows to ground in best attempt at a Wayne & Garth impersanation)

Have a safe trip home.

Michelle said...

I am impressed. Congratulations!

MJ said...

I never had any doubt.
Champagne is on me at B'con.

Signed,
The Loser

RandomRanter said...

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Well done Joe K -

I read your story in Thriller last night and was impressed.

Take a long hot soak in the tub and enjoy your family

Ali
www.shotsmag.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!!
Blake

Chris Well said...

Congratulations, Joe! That is such a great achievement. (Which, of course, sucks for the rest of us. From now on, any author's plans that includes fewer than 500 stores will be laughed off as "quaint.")

Heather Brewer said...

And then some. Way to go, Joe!

Eileen said...

I can hear the theme song from Rocky playing....

troy cook said...

Way to go, Joe!!

Rob said...

Congrats, Joe. You are a mad man!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful!! Just wonderful!! What an accomplishment! I am sure that you will reap the rewards of your effort for many years to come. Terrie Moran

Susan said...

Wahoo!!!

Mike MacLean said...

Never doubted you for a moment. Congrats! So will you shoot for 1000 for Dirty Martini?

Rob Gregory Browne said...

Congratulations, Joe. Go home to your wife and kids.

Anonymous said...

You do indeed! So does the book! And thanks for the stop in Champaign. Scott is still talking about it ;o)

Carl Graves said...

Congrats my friend!!!! You are insane!!

JT Ellison said...

You deserve a stadium's worth round of applause, Joe. And a vat of port.
Major congrats for hitting that goal!!!

Aimless Writer said...

You are the rock of inspiration!
I've been stopping in every few days to check up on your trip and I have to say you are AMAZING!!!
GO JOE GO!!!

NL Gassert said...

Just got my new Writer’s Digest in, with an article on book tours. Please. This is what a book tour is all about: 500 stores, 10,000 miles and the perseverance of one man. Joe, you are a book tour god.

PS. If you can swing by Hawaii next year, I’ll drive you around.

Nadja

jamie ford said...

What? No North Dakota? What a quitter.

Seriously though, congrats, go home and rest.

JA Konrath said...

Thanks to all for the tremendous amount of support you've shown, both in words and in deeds. I couldn't have hit 500 all by myself. You guys are awesome.

I'm officially home, and officially very tired. After a few days off, I'll recap the tour so far.

I say "so far" because I'll hit another 100 stores in the Midwest in September.

It ain't over till it's over.

Stacey Cochran said...

Way to go, Joe!

Tami said...

Congrats! That's amazing and i'm sure you don't want to see the inside of your car for a LONG time!

Bernita said...

"I rock?"
Yes, you do.

schlabalabadingdong said...

*shakes head*
100 more book stores?
You REALLY need to learn the definition of a VACATION.

va‧ca‧tion  /veɪˈkeɪʃən, və-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[vey-key-shuhn, vuh-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday: Schoolchildren are on vacation now.
2. a part of the year, regularly set aside, when normal activities of law courts, legislatures, etc., are suspended.
3. freedom or release from duty, business, or activity.
4. an act or instance of vacating.
–verb (used without object) 5. to take or have a vacation: to vacation in the Caribbean.

I looked it up for you.
Now go take one, you earned it. :)

S. W. Vaughn said...

You do indeed. Congrats to an infinite degree, J.A., on a splendidly grueling tour!