It was really hard to keep calm and carry on. I was about to meet my agent, Jessica Sinsheimer. I was going to hang out with her cool publishing friends. I was going to MEET MY EDITOR Micki Nuding. So, before the big reveal I just meditated about not being a total fruit bat and ended up feeling like this:
Anyway, the next day, Jessica and I toured the city and had a total blast. I got to see literary treasures, explore fascinating landmarks, and eat ramen. These noodles, guys, they were BEYOND GOOD. I was in a slurp-induced coma for hours later.
Even though I'm home now, I'm still overjoyed by the steps in this process that are still to come. Picking covers, doing interviews, even copy edits are things that I simply can't wait for.
And I managed to not do this.