Calm Before The Storm

(Apologies to folks suffering under the wrath of Hurricane Ike. I'm not talking about that kind of storm.) Five thousand copies of Schlock Mercenary: The Teraport Wars are scheduled to arrive at my house sometime during the week of September 22nd. I feel strangely relaxed, even though I know that this coming week needs to be full of the sorts of activities (read: buffer-fu) that prepare me for three weeks of book signing and sketching. I'm going to take this as a good sign.