One of my best kept secrets is I’m actually a very organized and meticulous person. I know, I know, I’ll wait while you recover from laughing. But it’s still true— for every slovenly confession there are a thousand lizard brained calculations going on over here. I am OBSESSED with planning. Sometimes this = enormously helpful, like when Alex and I got engaged on a trip and I planned the entire wedding via spotty cell service before we’d even made it home. Then again, sometimes this = not so helpful. Like when I’m planning theoretical future lives based on shoddy contingencies.
After making the deadline for the first draft of my book I spent all of November making developmental notes and Beautiful-Minding the next two books in the series all over my office walls.
Then… December hit.
I decided to be super ahead of the game and go ahead and research book marketing and lay the tracks for my (someday, maybe, totally not guaranteed) release date. I’m talking spreadsheets and bookmarks and twenty-five tabs open in my browser. I was basically one more frozen-cup-of-coffee-because-I-left-it-outside away from drafting a Pulitzer acceptance speech and booking hotels for my international book tour in 2020. [Read more…]
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