Well, I survived the book reading, but I’m not sure how. I think by the time it came to read out loud to strangers, I was so worn out by my panicking that I didn’t have anything left to panic.
I had an interview with the local paper representative and I don’t think I screwed up too badly. I was starting to zone out, my cue to go lay down, but I couldn’t, obviously. It was hard to concentrate on the answers to the questions he asked.
Never publish a book if you have anxiety issues. Whew! It’s been a long day. I’m off to bed.