It’s been a crazy week or so as preview copies of my book have been sent out. It is no longer in my hands – my words belong to the outside world now. This is were I wonder if the 2632 edits were enough? My red pen is at rest, even of my heart is racing.
I have been more than a little overwhelmed by the interest it has generated. Over the next few weeks there will a fair bit of press and PR about the book, as my diary fills with interviews and photoshoots.
It’s been a very unexpected pleasure to get so much interest from papers, TV and radio, both in Ireland and the UK before the book even hits the shelves.
I was pleased to just get the chance to write it! I was delighted to even get a copy! It seems the issues I address in the book – caring for parents, dealing with the pressures that entails, and the issues of grief – have resonated with those who have read it. Everyone has a parent, and I’m delighted that my own experiences are making others think about their own situation.
In fact, there has been so much interest that it has been released early, and is now in the shops a week or so earlier than planned. (I was alerted to this fact by a flurry of texts from friends who are spotting it in bookshops -like a new treasure hunt game!). For various reasons I haven’t been able to get out to a shop yet, so I giggle over every new text and photo I am sent, safe in the knowledge I can’t flick through them and feel my red pen twitch.
So this is it. There is no going back. Let the fun begin….