When the Cone of Uncertainty Brings Clarity (or musings on gratitude on the day before my book launch).

I thought I’d be nervous about The Moon Hunters launch, but I’m not. This time of year, anxiety is my brain’s unwelcome bedfellow. It seems that as soon as Sept. 1st rolls around, hurricanes multiply like the bothersome tribbles from Star Trek. I usually stalk the National Hurricane Center website like a creepy fool and hope my city stays out of the ominous-sounding “cone of uncertainty.” When you’re in the cone, that means there’s a chance you’ll get hit by a storm. How I hate that stupid cone. For reference, it looks like this.

dorian cone

What does this have to do with my book launch? Well, I’m grateful for everything that I have in my life and that I’m not in Hurricane Dorian’s cone. People in the Bahamas weren’t so lucky, and whether or not my book’s a smashing success, my family is safe. I still have a house. My community is intact. These are the important things.

With all that I have to be grateful for, I’m not about to impose a new “cone of uncertainty” onto a book release and feel angst over it. I wrote the best story I could, and I have confidence that some people will enjoy The Moon Hunters. Beyond that, what will be will be. I’ll post tomorrow when the book’s up 🙂

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