There must be some sort of link. A massive rush of endorphins on the day of launch (delivery) and then the subsequent crash (baby blues).The day following my launch I was a zombie, and the day after that my mind raced with all the things I needed to get done.
- Call every local bookstore within a 200 mile radius and try to book a signing – check.
- Autograph and mail out all the pre-orders – check.
- Contact everyone who attended the launch and thank them – working on it.
There are a lot more items on that list, but even as I happily work my way through it, I have this twinge of melancholy. Even though every book store I have contacted thus far has been receptive and helpful, and I am overjoyed every time I add another to my (rapidly filling) calendar, I am sad.
But it’s okay! Because I know the cure.
Feel free to share this piece of advice with any new authors (and/or mothers!) that you know. You will help them immeasurably!