Today the book I have been working on since 2019 finally gets published. For the last couple of years, I have put undue (and unhealthy) pressure on myself about this book’s release. I have thought things along the lines of “This will make or break my career” and “Dear God, please let this be a hit! Please!! PLEASE!” I’ve mentally taken notes on other people’s book releases and what markers I want to see for my own. Will I hit any lists? Will I get written up in major publications? Will celebrities share a photo of themselves holding

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