Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Well....It's Here!

Before anything else: the fabulous Eileen Cook, whose debut, In the Stars, has been named one of Penguin's lead titles for 2008, was kind enough to do a Q/A with me, which you can find on her site.

Wow, today's the big day! And honestly, I can't remember feeling this stressed since my wedding day! (Let me rephrase: I was super-duper psyched and calm about the actual marriage, but stressed about the whole thing going smoothly. I don't think I ate anything that entire week.) Honestly, I can palpably feel the tension in my body - like the whole thing is curling into itself and forming one giant tension-filled knot. Which is insane, I know! I need to get out there and enjoy this damn thing, right?

So today, I'll try to. I had the dog walked this morning so that I could get to the gym and do the requisite running to exorcise some of my stress. And besides, somehow it didn't seem fitting for a future bestselling author (ha!) to be picking up stinky poop all morning. (We just changed our dog's food, and while you don't need to know any further details, well, things ain't pretty these days with his digestive system.)

So now, I'm going to head out to bookstores around the city to introduce myself and sign stock. Maybe that's when the excitement will kick in and the stress will abate. We'll see...I'll report back tomorrow!

10 comments:

Manic Mom said...

Oh my gosh! How fun to go to bookstores and say, "Hey, can I sign MY books???" (Make sure to sign 'em on the right page--hee hee!)

I think you need AND DESERVE a massage this afternoon too!

Congrats! I am so very excited for you; it's a day I hope to see sometime in my life. How awesome for you!

And you've got my shout-out over at Manic Mom's!

Grab those Sharpies and get out there girlfriend!

Trish Ryan said...

Heee...I know what you mean about the dog food changes. And you're right, today is not the day where you should be scooping :)

I think the same advice applies for book launch day as your wedding day - smile, enjoy every moment, take lots of pictures, and remember, life goes on after today and there are even better things to come!

Anonymous said...

Allison! I stayed up all night and almost finished it- but my husband made me shut the light off. It is amazing. (He does have to be at work at 7:00, so I couldn't be too mad.) Congrats! and have a wonderful, fabulous day at book stores.
xo
Jac

Patti said...

it's such an accomplishment...enjoy it!

Larramie said...

What dedication to be working on this BIG day! Although risking writer's cramp from signing a debut novel certainly sounds like fun.

Savor, enjoy and please take/share one picture!!!

bookbabie said...

Hmmm, think I'll stop by the bookstore later, how fun:)

Manic Mom said...

Why wasn't the book in my local Target? I almost found someone to ask them! I shoulda!

Hope your day is going fabu!

Allison Winn Scotch said...

MM-I don't know if Target is stocking it. Barnes, Borders and indies seem to have it. Though a few of the ones I went to today were still waiting for it...
A

The Writers' Group said...

Allison, I can't wait to hear how today went. You're doing everything within your control to make this a hit, so I'm sure both your book, and eventually, your nerves will do well.

Amy

Swishy said...

Very exciting! I can't wait to read it!