Whoever writes People magazine captions deserves a Pulitzer. Solid prose. I spot four hyphenated words and three adverbs (loathsome things in grammar) and somehow I just believe in this sentence entirely. Mostly because I have a sense that the person writing this really believes it too. And that’s what’s getting me out of bed every day—that someone else believes in what they do as much as I do. I have a job, you have a job, we all have a job. Do your job well. That’s why we get out of bed. We gotta pay the bills. If you’re not feeling up to it, my advice: take two Aleve® and keep it moving (in your low-key bomber). Fake it ‘til you make it.
It’s been really weird to know this is happening for like a full month and not wanting to say “OH! I HAVE SUCH EXCITING NEWS BUT I CAN’T TELL YOU . YET!”But here it is! I’ve been working on this for a long time, and I finished a first draft like six months ago. The process of getting a publisher and editor was fascinating and a bit time consuming, but really wortwhile and I’m extremely excited about the first round of notes I’ve gotten from Maya at Dutton.
No one is more excited about the book than she is, which is wonderful to have.
Now I revise! And then a bunch of other stuff happens, and then there will be a book, and then people will read it, and some people will totally hate it, and I’ll have to live with that I guess! But also I think a lot of people will like it. It’s pretty weird, and I care about it a lot, and I’m really happy it’s going to be a real thing.