Hey Mirka, I'm sorry I didn't get to see you there! It WAS kind of a madhouse, wasn't it?
The launch party was very, very fun. I was surprised at how nervous I was - I'm always nervous before those things, but I can usually convert the nervous energy into something more useful, and I had trouble doing that yesterday. But it was great to see so many people there, including a high school friend who flew in from New York to surprise me! I got to meet some people for the first time, I got to see a bunch of friends that I don't see very often, Mrs. Dalloway's got to sell a pile of books, and I didn't burst into flames from fatigue at any point. I'm very grateful to everyone who helped make it happen by showing up, buying my book, and cheering me on from a distance!