4) How nice to live near good public tennis courts. When you are feeling anxious or overly excited (and I can’t imagine any writer who isn’t feeling that way before pub date,) how nice to go whack a ball against a concrete wall for an hour.
Thoughts before pub date
1) How fleeting is “glory.” Like, A Soft Place to Land is coming out tomorrow, but I’m already worried about writing the next one…2) How cool that I share a pub date with Anne Lamott and Sue Miller, whose new novels come out April 6, too. I’m gazing at the (perhaps pedicured?) feet of giants.3) How fortuitous I teach at Emory: otherwise I’d be pacing and anxious on said pub date; instead I’ll be listening to my brilliant students as they talk about their stories.