Friday, March 6, 2009

The good The bad and The good

Inevitably I have been alternately terrified of bookstores and combing Young Adult sections eagerly for a sign of MY title. This is exciting. The possibility that something I wrote could be for sale on a shelf among other things that other people wrote. Exciting.

Not exciting? I have yet to see it in a single store. My beautifully supportive friend Neesha reminds me that this journey is what I should relish, that I wrote this book and published it and this dream is what I should relish. She's right, of course. But I'd still like to see it in a store. So I'm just saying, if you have a copy, and you happen to be in a bookstore, just kind of prop it up next to the fancy titles, snap a pic, and send it to me. I'll never be the wiser.

On the other side of celebrating, I am starting to feel a little bit giddy about the party I'm throwing next weekend to celebrate all of this... there are temporary tattoos that have just arrived and lobster stock being frozen in preparation and train schedules and flight times reviewed for family arrivals and bathrooms to clean and sheets to wash for house guests. I'm thinking of wearing a feather in my hair, a la Steven Tyler.

6 comments:

Neesha said...

Gah!! Reading this made me excited and nervous! Wait--you're having *lobster stock*??? Why oh why couldn't we have picked different dates for our launches?!?!?

Anna said...

You need to come into Manhattan more! I saw it in the Borders on 33rd St and the Borders at Columbus Circle. It's out there. :)

Becky said...

Heather, it's on my desk, which means it is only feet away from the YA section at the Vermont Book Shop! I will be in touch...

Nora said...

I'm keeping my eyes peeled for it. I can't wait to read it!

Heather said...

Thank you all! And Becky, I can't wait to speak!

Sliding on the Edge said...

Have a great party, Heather. The book will show up, I'm sure.