Well, after five LONG years, Allegedly is now out in stores. It’s official. I’m an author. It’s the type of title that takes my breath away when I realize it’s true. I really wrote a thing. My baby.
As of late, the first question out of everyone’s mouth once they see me is, “How do you feel, Tiffany?”
1) Exhausted. I practically killed myself to get to this point. I walked into this industry guns blazing. Between writing, working and hustling to promote this book, I am dead tired.
2) Relieved. Partly because the anticipation leading up to this week was draining. Every day my mind turned to my book and how I could promote it. Wondering if I was doing enough or too little. Planning for every event and begging people to come. Now that the release day has passed, now that the launch party was a HUGE success, I could finally breathe a little easier and not worry about stuff I can’t control.
3) Overwhelmed. The sight of my book on a shelf, my biggest dream come true, cracked me in half. Broke my own silly “No crying in public” rule and burst into tears in the bookstore.
4) Happy. Finally. I’ve been struggling with trying to feel excited about my book launching when all I felt was dread.
Yes, most importantly, I’m happy.
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Tiffany D. Jackson is a TV professional by day, novelist by night, awkward black girl 24/7. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Film from Howard University and her Master of Arts in Media Studies from The New School University. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves with her adorable chihuahua Oscar, most likely multitasking. Her debut novel, ALLEGEDLY is due January 24th, 2017 through Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of Harper Collins.
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