First Novel Delirium
Justine Larbalestier, whose excellent novel Magic or Madness is just a couple weeks from official release, sums up perfectly the excitement a new novelist feels when one’s book is mere days from coming out:
I’m excited. I’m nervous. I’m happy. My stomach’s in knots. I keep giggling at inappropriate moments. Like while watching this TV show about parasites, Body Snatchers (best show ever), this man was lying on the grass
beside the more than 2 metre long tapeworm that had been living
in his bowels and I thought, eww!, and then I remembered that my
novel was coming out and clapped my hands and laughed. Yay tapeworm! Yay Magic or Madness!
Yeah, that’s pretty much it.