Thursday, October 1, 2009

Everyday is a little bit like Christmas

Tip of the Day: It's Deena's birthday! Whoo hoo! Have a fabulous day! :-)

Yeah, I know this is a really weird title for today's blog but it was the best way I could describe how I'm feeling right now. It's less than a month until my first book comes out and the build up to that moment is CRAZY. I'm so freaking excited! There is something happening everyday. You know at Christmas time how the month before everyone is really nice to each other? And you get little surprises like the neighbor stops by with cookies or your aunt sends you a poinsettia? And all the trickling in Christmas cards? Fun right? Well I'm getting lots of surprises like that. Lots of notes wishing me and my book well and reviews coming in with a date of when they will be published. Interview requests and e-mails with attachments of kick-butt ads for my book that will be appearing in magazines or newspapers. Things that I've ordered for my launch party are being delivered. It's really, really cool.

BUT, since it's feeling a bit like Christmas I'm hoping that the after Christmas let down isn't next. You know that day after when you're like, all that work, all that lead up and preparations and now it's all over and I'm left with a stomachache and a house full of shredded wrapping paper and empty boxes and those annoying little silver twisties that come with every toy and oh blech, taking down the tree isn't nearly as fun as putting it up and there are 364 more days until next Christmas. You know what I mean right? Think that's what happens?

Kristina, Miss Delighted to Debut


DeenaML said...

Thanks for the bday wish! :) And I know ppl on my Xmas list will be getting your book for the holidays!

Lisa Schroeder said...

Is your publicist placing ads?

That is SO cool!!

Tori said...

Not that I can say from experience, but I imagine there will still be "aftershocks" to carry you through - emails from readers who just discovered your book, stuff like that! :)

Kristina Springer said...

Deena is the best! :-) Thx!

Lisa-- yeah. It's so cute! I hope I get an actual copy of it too.

Tori-- I hope you're right!