Second, I'm super excited for this afternoon when I'll be talking to a college class about The Forest of Hands and Teeth. I so can't wait!! I've been hearing that they really liked the book and have lots of questions!
Third, I'm totally nervous because tonight I'm doing an appearance with an Australian radio show! Thankfully, a friend of mine who is also a fab publicist talked to me yesterday and gave me pointers. One of the things she reminded me is that because it's being recorded and edited that I can relax and just ask to start over if I mess up. Huge relief. I'm really trying hard not to be nervous.... but I can't help it!
Fourth, I'm hopefully meeting up with the friend who gave us our dog Jake so his daughter can see Jake and so I can sign a copy of FHT for her. I'm so looking forward to this!
Fifth, going out to celebrate tonight cause (a) radio show will be over (relief!) and (b) a friend just passed the bar and got sworn in.
Sixth, work. Short story, revisions, proposal all due May 1. This is where I learn that my idea of time is totally skewed. Recently I calculated that if I revise 3-4 chapters a day I'll be totally golden with revisions and have PLENTY of time to read through it all as I skate to the deadline (and get weekends off!). Um... no. Turns out, it can take like four hours to revise one chapter. My chapters are all less than 3k words! How can it take so long!?!
At least the crazy work is (almost) keeping my mind off the radio gig tonight. On that note... off to practice my readings!
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