I'm more zen than I thought I'd be. The scariest part is the unexpected. And everything’s unexpected! I don’t know how the book will do, when my first not-so-great review will come in. I don’t know how many people will come to the launch party, how many books will sell, if my jackalope dress is as cool as I think it is. But one thing’s for sure: A week will pass no matter what, and on the other side of it, I’ll be an author.
I think the main feeling is humbled. By the countless congrats, blog posts, tweets, facebook messages, emails and well-wishes that started on release day and still haven’t stopped coming in. There’s no real sense of how the book did, and I probably won’t know for weeks or months. But the buzz was everywhere, and it was thrilling. I had no idea I could love this industry more than I already did. Despite my nervousness (extreme nervousness), the launch party was a success, and my jackalope dress was indeed as cool as I thought it was. And now… I’m ready to get writing again :)
Reviews for Like Mandarin
A Good Addition
Good Choice Reading
Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile