For example, one day it had a bunch of unspecific mumbo-jumbo, but ended with "Don't forget to return your library book." This was perfect because I actually had a library book that I had forgotten to return.
Another even more awesome example is the horoscope which ended with "A friend is pregnant with a boy." I remember laughing about that one, but I stopped laughing when, about two weeks later, my best friend told me she was pregnant. Instead I got super excited. I was even more excited when, the next month, it was confirmed that she was pregnant with a boy.
Yesterday, my horoscope once again spoke clearly to my situation. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you've already seen this, but this weekend, I opened up my local newspaper to read my horoscope (and, you know, the news and stuff, too). This is what it said:
Self-esteem isn't a fixed thing, and you will feel yours waver throughout the day. The important thing is that whether you feel strong or scared, go ahead with your plans.
So this is me going ahead with my plans.
Effigy will be released tomorrow.
Tomorrow. (It's only a day away...)
Like, for real, even, and not just in some wild daydream I'm having while I'm at my day job. Which I am, today. At my day job, I mean. As you're reading this, I am either working my way through an endless list of needlessly confusing markdowns, or working my way through an endless pile of needlessly ugly new product as we welcome in our fall line.
Living the dream—that's me.
But I guess I kind of am because, yeah. Effigy will be available tomorrow. (I think if I say it enough times, I might actually start to believe that it's true.)
Well, in limited release, anyway. Starting tomorrow, people will be able to order a paperback copy from the CreateSpace store. It won't be available on Amazon until the end of the week because of the Post Office Delay of Last Week (thanks, USPS! You're the best! (Note: that was sarcasm.)). Also, the e-book versions have been delayed because of some unexpected and, quite frankly, strange formatting problems. I found that out yesterday afternoon.
I took it very well. True story. (Note: not a true story)
So it might not have gone as smoothly as I would have hoped (or, you know, not even close to it), but it is happening. Kind of. And this whole limited release thing is all right. I mean, Hollywood does it with the big Oscar contenders every year, so why shouldn't I do it with my debut novel, right?
While I go and try to convince myself of that, check out this video. This is the song that's been in my head since I titled this post. I chose the 10th Anniversary concert edition—it doesn't involve Russell Crowe destroying the role of Javert. (Note: still not over that.)
Thanks for stopping by today, and I'll see y'all tomorrow.