This is a really, really odd time in my life right now. It's like AAAAAAAGH, EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING!!!! but also kind of like carry on, business as usual.
Tomorrow I will return to school after almost three months of maternity leave. I'm really looking forward to getting back to "real life" and interacting with the kids and my coworkers. Of course, I'll miss seeing my children all day, but I think my return to the workplace will be much, much easier than it was two years ago with my daughter. So this is good. Normal life.
But, at the same time, not.
SLIDE, my first novel, will be in U.S. bookstores in 29 days. 3 days until it'll be available in the U.K., but I'm already hearing that some people who pre-ordered have received their copies! And I guess it's already out in Hungary.
Guys, I'm kind of freaking out.
It's like I've had this dream for so long, one that I was almost sure would never come true. And now it is. It's like it's too much emotion for me to process. I have NO IDEA what it will feel like to walk into a bookstore and see a book on the shelf with my name on it.
Anyway, as March 27th draws closer, I keep getting more and more nervous. I mean, it's kind of silly, considering I'll be in the classroom, teaching all day. There's nothing to be anxious about. And most authors I've talked to have said Pub Day is actually kind of anticlimactic. But here I am, freaking out about it.
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