Originally posted on Yvette Carol, Children's Writer:
The expectation vs. the reality~
My expectation of the book launch was that I was going to spend the daytime doing home beauty treatments: facials, hair masques, exfoliation, nail polish, ringlets, etc, getting glammed up at my leisure. The reality was I spent the entire time up until half an hour before the launch trying to figure out how to upload the book to Createspace and Kindle Direct. After that, I ran around like a headless chicken with my hair falling out, throwing on blusher and ear rings with two minutes to spare.
My expectation was that I was going to practice my speech at my leisure up to three times before the presentation.
The reality was I practiced it once in my bedroom moments before leaving for the venue at a run.
My expectation was that most of the hundred and fifty-odd friends, family and colleagues I’d invited, or…
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