I leave on Tuesday for Sydney. I’m going up to see the lovely peoples from Allen & Unwin there, as well as meet my agent, Catherine, for the first time (after communicating via phone/internets for nearly a year). I’m also going to an Australia Council bash – yes, I have agonised over clothes. Most of you who know me know that my clothes fall somewhere along the spectrum from ‘chook-shed cleaning/chainsawing clothes’ to ‘look decent at a pub clothes’ and not much in between.
Apart from couture decisions, there’s so much to do! Planning for meetings and organising flight paperwork and arranging child-care, along with other general life-house-mess stuff, and two of the boys have the lurgy, and…and…
I am repeating the ‘Calm! We must have CALM!’ mantra.
While I’m away, I will be thinking up ideas for helping get Every Breath out into the world. I have plans, oh yes. Plans that involve giving things away, and making trailers, and extra stories, and blog tours, and free stuff…chime in if there’s anything you think I could do that would make the arrival of Every Breath more exciting!
Oh, and I’m going to throw a party! Actually, I have plans for TWO parties!
I know, I’m going crazy! Someone, please, stop me! (Omg, that means I will have to find PARTY CLOTHES. I’m officially freaking myself out now.)
But the launch is only…crap, it’s only 3 months away. I’m getting that fluttery nervous anxious feeling in my gut just thinking about it. Now I’ll have to go watch some Elementary re-runs or something to get a handle on it.
When I come back from Sydney, prepare for plans. See you then!