Ok, I’ve started having Launch Stress Dreams. I’m legendary for this sort of thing – it’s like my brain works through every possible permutation of what can, may, will, almost certainly won’t, should and/or is incredibly-unlikely-unless-we-break-through-into-another-space/time-continuum happen. Seriously. I think I can discard the “room turning into a disco danceoff session, with John Travolta naked” scenario. And my other-half’s dream about me turning into a ginger and white cat mid-reading is also probably not something I need to worry about. But that still leaves huge amounts of fretting room. Just on the subject of “turning up”, I’ve had the following scenarios play out in my dreams:
- no-one turns up
- everyone turns up, drinks the bar dry, and buy zero copies of the book
- the books don’t turn up
- I forget to turn up
- I turn up, and have a wardrobe malfunction that involves catastrophic underwear failure.
Sanity is something I am beginning to sorely miss. And it’s only Monday …
Ok, all you other Published Authors – share! What were your biggest worries before the launch of your first collection? Actually, I think we’d better restrict this to ”that didn’t end up happening” …