Pre-Publication Angst: 'Hi I Mock'

“Panic about the novel is set to low simmer. The next novel and the non-fiction book proposal aren’t flying, they’re flunking. Anxiety is causing my fingernails to reverse course and grow inward. What if You Lost Me There is perceived to be a bomb, would it be so bad? Playing around today, I figured out that Michiko Kakutani is an anagram for ‘Atomic Haiku Kink.’ Michiko alone becomes, ‘Hi I Mock.'”

— Rosecrans Baldwin, author of You Lost Me There, keeps a pre-publication diary for The Millions