Current work: admin
Listening to: Coldplay, Viva la Vida (is growing on me)
Reading: various research stuff
I can see the surface of my desk, now. After a month (or so) of chaos, this feels Very Weird Indeed. Am still full of lurgy, and getting VERY fed up with it. It’s morphed to another sore throat and cough (grr), so I’m on the honey and lemon. It'll go.
Am also at that nice planning stage: I’m almost out of promotional pens. I’m going for the same make of pen as I used the previous two times (black ink, and they last for ages) but I’m thinking about using a different colour barrel. In the past I’ve used violet or dark red frosted pens with a matte silver print. But my supplier sadly had to give up the business due to ill health, so am going direct to the manufacturer this time. Now, do I go for the ‘eco’ pen (which is 96% recycled, black barrel and coloured clip, not sure whether the print colour has to match the clip), or do I go for the same as last time, or do I go for the bright pink ones? (They’re sending samples so I can make a more informed choice. So far the vote is for eco from son, pink from daughter, and ‘you’re not serious about pink, are you?’ from DH.)
But the thing is… I write romantic fiction. And pink is the colour traditionally associated with romance. Plus it’s an eye-catching colour so people are more likely to pick them up at promo dos – of which I have a few coming up, give that I’m Norfolk’s Writer-in-Residence for the Year of Reading 2008. And my target market for fiction is largely – if not completely – female.
So this is where I ask you, dear reader: which ones do you like?
The Icy pens are here http://www.senatorsuperhit.co.uk/printed_promotional_pens/icy.htm (click on the coloured pen to see a larger pic – the violet and dark red are both darker than they seem on the screen, but then again everyone’s browser is different)
The Eco pens are here http://www.senatorsuperhit.co.uk/printed_promotional_pens/eco.htm (I like the pink clip – but not sure about how well pink print will show on the barrel: the light blue, green or lime green appear to show up better on screen, but then again computer all see things differently)