Sunday, July 11, 2010

Weirdly Awesome, and Awesomely Weird...

I will be honest—I'm pretty overwhelmed by the stuff that's been happening lately, to the point where I'll just report, for those who haven't heard, that ROCK PAPER TIGER was reviewed in this Sunday's New York Times Book Review, and also, made Amazon's Best Books of 2010...So Far...

This is the kind of thing that I barely even allowed myself to fantasize. I don't think that I actually did. You know, keep your expectations realistic and all that.

I had some idea intellectually of what to expect, getting published. I know other authors who've told me how disorienting and crazy it can be. I thought I had a pretty good idea. I didn't get that high or crazy when I got the deal, though of course I was really thrilled. Stay on an even-keel and all.

The last few weeks have nearly capsized my little boat.

So much for calm. So much for sanity. The highs are higher, the lows are lower—it's the biggest, craziest roller coaster I've ever ridden.

I mean, how many times in your life do you get exactly what you've always wanted? The dream come true? The happy ending?

For me, it's a first.

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