Nothing changes just because Amazon starts fulfilling orders. Your book may not be on local store shelves yet. The world doesn't stop spinning on its axis. Pub day can be a blue day--not just a beginning but an ending. The book is out in the world and entirely out of my control. I'm talking more about the journey of a writer and her book over at G READS today.
Luckily, I have a plan. I am going to attend my local Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators chapter meeting. I honestly don't think I'd be a published author now without the guidance and support of SCBWI and many of its wonderful members, who I now count as friends. We start meetings with "good news" so I'll stand with a copy of my book and celebrate with people who know how bittersweet this journey is--who totally get it. Then, we'll have cookies and learn stuff about writing. If you're anywhere along this writing-publishing journey, you will be heartily welcomed by SCBWI. I encourage you to join.
BUT FIRST, cheer me up by clicking over to G READS BOOKS for fun insights about THE SOUND OF LETTING GO...and prizes!