Once upon a time there was a writer who was so worried and tensed about her first official book launching party that she became known as Anxious Author. Now Anxious Author’s family didn’t understand her anxiety. They’d pat Anxious Author on her rapidly graying head and croon, “Don’t worry. Everything is going to be just fine.”
Anxious Author would shake her head and babble, “What if no one shows up? What if no one wants to see my books? What will we do if this is a waste of time?”
Anxious Author’s husband and daughters grew very tired of this worrisome fretting but they were patient with their poor neurotic author and just kept reassuring her right up until the first guest walked through the door. Even Anxious Author’s granddaughter and two son-in-law’s (one soon will be) took up the chant, “Don’t worry. It’s gonna be great.”
And it was. And this Anxious Author’s eyes still fill with tears of joy when she remembers how much love and support filled the room that night.
And the moral of Anxious Author’s story? As long as you’re surrounded by the loving support of friends and family, EVERYTHING WILL BE ALL RIGHT.
Enjoy these pictures of all the fun we had. J