Monday, April 07, 2008

Anticipation

Does it seem the longer you wait for something, the more acutely you feel those last hours and minutes until it happens? Like baseball season starting (finally!) or Christmas morning as a kid, waiting for my parents to open my bedroom door, signalling Santa had come. (If we opened our doors, Santa would know we weren't sleeping and wouldn't stop at our house. My parents were wicked/clever!)
Why am I recalling Christmas when I'm eagerly awaiting a long-delayed Spring? Because I'm also eagerly awaiting the release of my first book, which should hit bookstore shelves tomorrow. The pit in my stomach (which, trust me, I'm trying to fill with any snack I can find!) just grows. I've had good reviews, but it's still like waiting on Christmas morning. I'm pretty sure there will be presents under the tree, but until that door opens, there's always the "thrill" of anticipation, watching for the turn of the doorknob, wondering what I'll find when I venture (run!) down the hall.
Does this happen to you? The minutes creep and you swear the clock ticks slower, even after you replace the batteries? Is it just me, being a crazy first-timer, or is this universal?
I'll be guest blogging at Lee McKenzie's blog on Thursday the 10th, so please stop by and say hi. http://thewritersideoflife.blogspot.com/
Especially if you have a method or any tricks to speed time!
Sincerely,
Megan

7 comments:

Unknown said...

Megan, how exciting! I'll be watching for it.

Lee McKenzie said...

Like a kid on Christmas morning - what a perfect analogy!

My advice is to savor the anticipation because tomorrow you'll want the hands on that clock to slow right down.

Congratulations, Megan! Enjoy every moment!

Estella said...

Congratulations, Megan!

Jennifer Faye said...

Huge congrats!!! Can't wait to read it.

Sorry, can't help you on speeding up time. I always enjoy the anticipation more than the event. *G*

Megan Kelly said...

Thank you, Ann, Lee, Estella and Jennifer. I'm very excited. So far there's no "let down" as often comes after a big event. I still have my first book SIGNINGS ahead of me, so the terror/joy continues.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I have your book sitting at the top of my TBR pile, which is currently about 15 books deep thanks to two days of internet shopping.

Can't wait to read!

Megan Kelly said...

Thanks for your review, Heather, and letting me know you'd posted it. Always nice to get feedback, but it's thrilling to hear from my first readers.