Well, there's quite the dramatic difference between the two articles, but hey. The Neighbors Paper a local paper in Northeastern Connecticut threw in a spot for Jack Be Quick and it looks great! Never thought I'd see something in print like this.
I keep finding myself saying I never thought I'd . . . and despite the repetitiveness of it, it's true. There's been so many firsts while going through this whole process that I still don't believe it. In a week Jack will be on shelves. . . Well, I just tucked my copy away on my own shelf, right between Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin R. Kiernan and a faded antique copy of Alice in Wonderland.
So what next? The book comes out next Tuesday and the launch party is next Thursday so there's always that. But more than those two big events . . . What's next? Will reviews come in? If they do will they be favorable? Will I see it on shelves in local bookstores (cheating here but I know of a few where it will be), but the point is that I have no idea what's next and I think I'm more excited about that than anything else. It probably goes right along with my infatuation with traveling. A true love of the unknown. I mean, what's the worst that could happen right?
No matter what does happen next week and the weeks and months after it's been a hell of a lot of fun. Thanks for taking the ride with me. Hopefully we get to do this again down the road.