Even though it was sort of last minute and Finn was with me and totally trying to steal my thunder I still nailed it. (Yes, Finn, you're adorable. And when you hold up a ball to the class and raise your eyebrows and say ball, it is the funniest thing ever. The kids love you. Okay? YOU WIN! Now can you please be quiet and let Mommy read?!)
So no, the reading was not perfect. But it was so much fun! And seriously, the kids LOVED Christmastime to Me! They had all these questions (most of them were even about the book!) and afterward they rushed the rocking chair to hug me and thank me and TELL ME THEY LOVED ME.
I may not know the first thing about sales but who cares? I've written and illustrated a book that kids love. That's...amazing. I need to get out of my own way and let the book speak for itself. It's great. It will sell itself if I let it.