Monday, October 04, 2010


Countdown to my Book Launch

We're one month away from the debut of my book. Here's a secret, please don't tell anyone: I'm scared sh*tless about the reception I'll get. Every author expresses pre-launch jitters. But when you write fiction or someone else's story, at least you have a firewall to shelter you. With my book it's me, myself, I and my family standing on the front lines.

What. Was. I. Thinking?

I'm sure the clammy underarms, jitter-filled stomach and bug-eyed stare will subside (well, the eyes won't, I'm always looking like Marty Feldman's long lost niece) in time.

I'm going to run a super-brief excerpt throughout the countdown to launch day. In part for you, my bloggy buddies and hopefully folks who will buy the book. (Purchase info here.) In part for me, because death by a thousand excerpts is sure to make me feel better, right? Here goes:

"When I agreed to Marry Mark, little did I know that I'd shifted my life from Plan A to Plan X (as in X-Files) without having the slightest clue of how different my life would be compared to what I then considered normal."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Popping in to say hello!

Alyssa and Ron said...

I can't wait for the book to be available! Sending up prayers for less jitters! It'll be fantastic!!!! Here's to real life and laughter all in one! So glad I found your blog when I did! Couldn't have been better timing then!

Kersten said...

Uh, you have nothing to worry about Kim!-unfortunately, WE are the majority and we love you! Your story is all of our story. Thank you for being the celebrity you are, and allowing the world to see what we live...the good, bad, and dirty :)

kersten

Autism Mom Rising said...

Totally normal. Just read Ann Lammott saying the same thing in Bird by Bird. If you write another book you will feel the same way pre-release. I'm sure that doesn't make it any easier, but sometimes it is nice to know what we feel is beyond normal. Good luck. It will be fine. You are awesome.

kim mccafferty said...

I'm sure your book will handle real autism issues sensitively, but I'm equally certain it will make us laugh too (and our people need a good chuckle). Best of luck, one copy sold here!

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

I was supposed to be sensitive? NOW you tell me!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to your book's release. No need for nerves. And thank you for the picture of Mulder in bed with a petite woman named "Dana" :)