I don't believe Pivot Point comes out in less than three months. 81 days to be exact. But who's counting?? Okay, I'm totally counting. I need one of those countdown widgets so I don't have to hurt my head when I try to calculate it.
I don't believe it's right around the corner. When I first sold my book, over a year ago, the release date felt so far away. 21 months. That number felt huge. I have 4 kids. I wasn't fooling myself with how long 9 months feels when you are anticipating something. And 21 months?? That's more than twice as long. It felt like my book was never coming out. I thought surely the world would end before then (and let's not rule out that possibility, it still might). Yes, I was dramatic. I should take the 'was' out of that last sentence. I am dramatic.
But here I am with 81 days left. That number seems manageable. But that number makes me nervous. I thought I'd just be flipping out with excitement, but I'm not going to lie, there are lots of nerves fluttering around with the excitement as well. All the "what ifs" are playing out in my head. What if they all hate it? What if nobody comes to my book launch? What if they tell me I can't write? What if nobody likes my characters? What if the world ends?
Those are all scary thoughts. But, I've also been getting a lot of good feedback that helps my excitement grow. I really appreciate all the support I've gotten and all the people who have read Pivot Point already and taken the time to tell me how much they enjoyed it. And I love all the people who haven't read it and tell me they can't wait to. Those things make me happy. Those things push back the nerves a little and make me look forward to the release date. This community of readers and writers is so supportive and I'm glad to be a part of it. Thanks for all the support, everyone. 81 days! Eeek!