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Let's Panic: The Book!

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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain,
and Finally Turn You
into a Worthwhile
Human Being.

Written by Alice Bradley and Eden Kennedy

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At LET'S PANIC ABOUT BABIES, Eden Kennedy and I share our hard-won wisdom and tell you exactly what to think and feel and do, whether you're about to have a baby or already did and don't know what to do with it. → 

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Who wrote a book?

I did! With Eden! Hey everyone, Eden and I finished our book!

I could have sworn I wrote about this when it happened, but I see that in fact I did not. How could I have let this slip past unmentioned? That was insane of me.

The book was due March 1st, and we emailed the entire honking manuscript sometimes in the wee hours of the morning that day. The last few weeks of work were much less painful than I had been led to believe they would be, I have to say. I was told to expect not showering and not eating and wearing my pajamas inside-out and possibly some stress-induced migraines, maybe some spontaneous fear-vomiting. I was sure we were doing it wrong, because I wasn't crying or soiling myself.

On the other hand, the relative ease of our last week or so was probably because we had been working for quite a while with a deadline of February 1st. It was only in January that we were told we had another month. So that's my tip to you writers: fool yourself into thinking you have less time. Ask your editor to lie to you, then forget that she's lying, somehow--I'm sure there's a medication that can help you get all forgetsy--then scramble around in a blind, weepy panic, only to find out a couple of weeks before the faux deadline that you really have oodles more time!

I have another tip for you: start a website called "Forgetsy." I don't know what it would be. That's up to you to figure out.

Reader Comments (38)

"fear-vomiting" - I like that term.
March 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersuburbancorrespondent
Oh god, I fear vomiting. I don't want to think about fear-vomiting.

Congrats on the book.
March 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstatia

wait. I forgot what i just wrote.

oh, yeah--Congratulations!
March 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterroo
Congrats! Can't wait to see it up close and personal so I can get my mits on it!

March 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersamantha jo campen
Oooh, a book! Congratulations!!
March 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWarsawMommy

I think a little right-side-out pajama wearing is in order now.
You. are. amazing. Wonderful wishes and congrats on your achievement!

March 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdrienne Breaux
That's fantastic! Can't wait to read it.
March 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarb
OMG! Print the damn book already! It's killing me... also, I fool myself daily by setting all our clocks 30 minutes early, so that we won't be late... drives my husband up the wall. I don't know why either.
March 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermrs.notouching
Congratulations on finishing what is no doubt a hilarious book. As a treat, you should buy yourself something fun from Forgetsy...
March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie
I bealive that writing a book it's something that requires time and knowledgement.
March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDream Interpretation
Wow! Congratulations!! Looking forward to seeing it!
March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary @ Holy Mackerel

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