Cleaning Up

This is part of the Bittersweet Book Launch case study, where Dan Blank and Miranda Beverly-Whittemore share the yearlong process of launching her novel. You can view all posts here.

by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

I had a big meeting two Tuesdays ago with the publicity and marketing team at Crown. Needless to say I was both exhilarated and scared. So what did I project my anxiety onto? Well, naturally, my outfit. And makeup. And hair.

Here’s before I spent an hour tidying this bag of bones:


And here’s after:


And here’s after the meeting itself, with the big poster of the Bittersweet cover they gave me, having eaten a chocolate macaron, and full of all their incredible ideas and hopes for this little book of mine. See how happy I look?


More on the actual meeting soon! Meanwhile, tomorrow I’ve got another big meeting. I’ve got some serious butterflies tonight, but I’m going to try to get some sleep. Wish me luck…