Wow. Bit of a late start this morning, and my head is still spinning and my thumb actually has this little throbbing thing going on from signing copies of my book.
I have thumb cramp. How fucken hilarious.
It's all completely surreal, but hell, I am the happiest girl in the world today. My book is out, I actually got to touch it for the first time at 6:00pm, and couldn't really stop stroking the thing for the rest of the evening.
Bailey Schneider from 94.7 was the emcee, whereby we sat at a table with two mics and she asked me questions. I was so nervous, the sweat was dripping - but also because the bowling club was like a sauna last night. It was schvitzy. Bailey was the ultimate trooper,
Anyway it seemed to go off nicely and informally, and better than I expected. I didn't laugh like Jack Nicholson in The Shining into the mic, which some of my mates were concerened about, and I didn't break into song.
Sank a couple of gin and tonics, and signed the books - in retrospect I wrote the lamest messages to people ever - but I didn't quite feel all there. I was having an outer body experience with this whole launch, and I suspect it will sink in once I start getting the phonecalls. ("You didn't really do that did you? Holy fuck.")
The greatest part of the Evening was having all my mates wearing bright green GROUPEA shirts. Having my mates cheer and laugh at all the right moments (I briefed them: If I snap a heel - cheer and laugh. If I vomit from nerves onto somebody's feet, just cheer and laugh...and hold back my hair please.)
And of course, the guy I'm kind of seeing was there to help replenish my gin and tonics and take me home.
Mum was a hoot. Especially telling a group of people what a little butter ball I'd become during my gap year. Nice one.
I cannot believe how happy and lucky I am.
It's our office Christmas Party today, we're all going to the Cradle Of Humankind.
Thank goodness. Because I'm still not all there right now.
To those who came through to my launch to support me, slot a couple of gin and tonics, and buy my book: thank you. Seriously. I am so touched.
(In more ways than one. Tee hee.)