The morning after.

It is the morning after my reading and I'm sitting here, having gotten up early, without the mojo to write fiction. It's a temporary problem, I can tell; it seems natural to need to take a day off after the big hurrah. And oh, what a time it was.

I need to publicly thank all of my awesome friends who came to hear the reading: Kelley, Chris, Britt, Sarah, Kristen, Anne, Tyler, Doug, Courtney, Sima, Avi, Rama and Andy. You'd better believe I had the biggest crowd there! It was so humbling to feel all that support. There was a moment while reading when I looked up and thought "Geez, this is like an Arc90 event." You know you have a good thing going when half of your software company comes to hear your fiction.

You also know you have a good thing going when your boyfriend does everything he can to help you avoid being nervous. A very public thank-you to Mr. Chris, who is always there when I need him.

The apartment is a wreck and our suitcases are still unpacked; I'm already one weekend into a month that has its weekends booked with visitors and Mother's Day trips and the like. But I am feeling loved right now, loved and proud of my creative endeavors.

And really, that's all you can ask for.

P.S. I'll link you all to my piece when it's published in Podium early this summer. I'll also try to get some photos from last night when I have a minute... for you, mostly. It was a night I won't soon forget.


Katherine said...

I'm so glad to hear that your reading went well, Jen! Sorry to have missed it. xoxox

skersh said...

Wish we could have been there too!! xoxo skersh & sniebs