The anticipation is getting pretty intense! The official publication date for This hot place is March 15! In one week. To say I’m excited is an understatement, at best. At the Vertigo reading tonight I could not help but demonstrate my excitement by bouncing on my toes and waving my hands and forearms about when a friend asked me how it was going. I felt like a little kid again!
I have moments like that. And I have moments when I am scared beyond all belief, moments when I want to go fetal. I felt like that for two full days after I reread the manuscript. I wanted to stop the presses. I wanted to cut everything except the nicey-nice poems, to make it all pretty and inoffensive.
But I got over it.