If you’ve ever wondered about the lead-up to a book release, I can assure you that pre-launch jitters are a thing.
There are nightmares about arriving at your first book signing event only to discover that your work is nothing more than a ratty 3-ring binder with no pictures to speak of. That dream ends with everyone leaving disappointed, including you.
There are evenings when you look at the mess under your kitchen sink and think it’s positively unbecoming of a published cookbook author to conceal such a disaster. And so you empty the cupboard and scrub it clean at 11 o’clock at night.
Nervous energy can’t be helped. Heart palpitations. Stress eating. Bumbling email requests. It’s all party of the (my?) process and I’ll get through it. Right?