Today is going to be insane. Period.

I’ve got a really packed day.  But next week is my official publication week!  Actually, March 10th is the official pub date.  I’m going to do my best to try to enjoy this.  This being the fruits of my labors. Please let there be some fruit.  

This weekend I emailed every single last person I know asking for help.  Probably some of you reading this got that email.  I felt so uncomfortable sending it, but you only get something like four weeks for a book to hit.  If it doesn’t they remove it from the shelves, return it to the publisher, and make room for the next new books.  That’s it.  Years of work over.  Next! People who make movies have it worse. They get what?  A weekend?  Wait, did I already explain this? Am I losing it?  (Probably.) 

Big snow here.  The schools are closed.  I’m happy for all the children of New York City.

I took pictures of the snowfall outside my window.  Normally I pick the best one and post that, but I thought I would post the three I was considering.  At the end I will say which one I would have gone with.

Maybe I need to get closer.  I love the park sign.  And the guy shoveling.

Maybe I should try to get even closer!

I would have gone with the first one.  I have to go out in that in a little while, so I hope to get better shots.  Meanwhile, here’s a guy who really knows how to photograph snow.  It was taken by Joey Ivansco/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, via Associated Press (and I got it from the New York Times).

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “Today is going to be insane. Period.

  1. Hola Stacy – I find your blog very interesting and your pictures are sooo great – I ordered all of your books and can’t wait till I get them – of course the new one they can’t ship till it is out! I have a feeling I’m going to really enjoy them. Just wanted to let you know that on your special day I will have good thoughts going in your direction – and a few prayers as well.
    Alicia from Chicago!

  2. Oh, how nice of you to say all this. I’ve been going on and on to anyone who will listen about how vulnerable you are when a book comes out. Anyone can take a shot, so I can’t tell you how great it is when someone instead takes this opportunity to be kind instead.

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