How does one prepare oneself to emerge from two years of sitting alone in a room and writing? In my case, one buys shoes.
The galleys of the book I labored over for those many months have landed on the desks of reviewers and readers. My mom has one. My old boss has another. The people who are in the book are starting to read the book. It’s enough to make a person a tad nervous.
So I went shoe shopping. And the moment I slipped my dainty heels into this pair, I knew that they were the ones. In these shoes, I can face down anyone (as long as I don’t have to stand for very long). Some authors have a media strategy. I have a shoe strategy.