Today, a page from my calendar:
9:30 a.m., telephone interview with local radio station.
11 a.m., tape television interview
Noon, tape radio interview with Sheilah Kass, at Baltimore’s NPR station.
3:15, telephone interview with newspaper in Winston-Salem, NC
I guess it’s time to figure out what, exactly, I want to say about this book.
This morning, inwardly fuming about daylight savings*, worrying about the dozens of little things that have to be in and around interviews, I stopped myself, forced myself to do a strict mental accounting.
I’m a fulltime novelist.
People actually want to talk to me.
My publisher has given me an extensive tour.
If the biggest problem on someone’s balance sheet is that it’s challenging to pack for a trip that bounces between two very different climates — then one doesn’t really have any problems.
I’m still bummed about daylight savings, however.
*It’s not the loss of sleep. It’s that I’m a morning person, whose days are pretty much calibrated to the sun coming up. The earlier the sun rises, the earlier I rise, and the earlier I rise, the more I get done. And given that I have to rise at 4:30 a.m. tomorrow to make my now-traditional 5:30 a.m. signing at Book Crossing in Brunswick, this early DST is really bugging me.