89 days, 6 hours and 6 minutes until my book, GOSSIP FROM THE GIRLS' ROOM, is released. Not that i'm counting or anything.
I had an author event invite from my local bookstore, wanting to set the day/time for after my book release. This got me thinking...do I start setting up events now? Am I supposed to have all this ready to go so when the book does come out everything is in place? It's one of those things that you think about, but you don't really think about. Not until you realize your book isn't just a year and half away from being published, but a matter of months.
So I asked my agent and she said yes, set these up now. I've also been in contact with my editor and she gave me the news that my publicist was just announced. My head is started to spin with the reality of everything. My book will be in stores. I'll be doing author events and signings. And...my book will be in stores!
I'm learning so much as I go through this process. Like, did you know that the buyers from Borders and B&N can reject your book just because they don't like the cover or the book concept? It can be hard getting into these big stores, esepecially if you're a new author. And with a new series. I won't know until it gets closer if my book makes it in, but I do know they've already met and discussed my book and so far the feedback has been positive *fingers crossed*