Hi, I’m Lindsay, and I got the book deal of my dreams this year.
My young adult novel, Someday, Somewhere, hits shelves April 3, 2018, and if you see me speed walking through the streets of New York City (my natural habitat) and ask me how it’s going, I’ll probably tell you that I’m pretty freaking excited. I’m the happiest gal on earth. Spring can’t come soon enough.
But really? I’m terrified. I’m afraid someone is going to come over and tear off my Author badge and say, “Oh, we gave you this by accident,” and run away. I’m afraid my book is going to sell two copies (and I will have bought them both myself, just to make sure the Amazon button is working). I’m afraid everyone’s going to write really long, angry think pieces about it and post it on Twitter (or worse, not post anything about it on Twitter at all).
So basically, I feel like crumpling up into an anxious heap in the corner and taking a nap for the rest of the year, like I think most of us do when our deepest, innermost hearts are vulnerable and on display. But I’m not doing that. Because that’s what anxiety wants you to do. It wants you to doubt that little voice in your heart that says it is possible and you are worth every minute you spend scribbling frantically before work or school, or staying up until 3 on a Friday night all alone, writing or painting or singing or whatever beautiful, awesome thing it is that you do.
I don’t have all the answers. I might not have any of them. But I’ve built a vibrant world drenched in creativity and art and love, and it’s the perfect place for me. I want you to find your universe, too, whatever it may be for you. So I’ll put completely unsolicited advice and interviews and lessons and things to read and other stuff here that might inspire you.
And if it doesn’t, here’s a baby goat.