And then it happened and everything I had planned went out the window.
The release of my debut novel, “The Yearbook Series: Gina and Mike,” happened on the same day I was taking my baby to college. It couldn’t have been worse timing.
That day was for Micah. He was my priority.
Still, I did what I could, getting the word out via social media, on the ride up and back from State College.
Was it as much as I would have liked? No. And for someone who’s a planner, it killed me that I wasn’t better prepared.
But the book release early came early, like a baby born before its time. And although I was anxious to share it with the world, I had hoped for better timing.
But isn’t that how life is? I remember when Zach, my oldest, was born. I had pictured exactly how the delivery would go. Turned out I had to have an emergency C-section. I’m not sure either of us would have survived such a difficult labor if I had lived a century ago.
But Zach was born and he was perfect — 10 fingers and toes and tiny ears that hugged his tiny head.
So what do you do when your plans blow up and you find yourself scrambling to pick up the fallen pieces?
Life is never as crappy as it sometimes seems. Cherish the good, deal with the bad and if you can roll with the punches I have a feeling that you’ll make out just fine.
Buffy Andrews is Assistant Managing Editor of Features and Niche Publications for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. She’s also its Social Media Coordinator. Her debut novel, “The Yearbook Series: Gina and Mike,” is available on Amazon.