What a rush!
After almost seven years of writing, editing, re-writing, shopping for a publisher, and going through the full publishing process…I now have the printer’s copy of MY FIRST BOOK in my hands.
(Well, technically, I have had to set the book down in order to type, but you know what I mean).
This is an amazing feeling. The best way to describe it is the birth of your first child. You know you’re going to end up with a baby, but when the nurse finally hands him (or her) to you – it’s a very happy shock.
Oh, is this what he looks like? Oh my gosh, he’s gorgeous! Did I do that?? I want to let EVERYBODY know the good news!
That’s pretty much how it feels right now. I know every word of the manuscript. I approved the cover art and the cover text. I’ve seen the whole package in .pdf form. Yet here I sit, overwhelmed and ecstatic.
Do all published authors feel this way the first time they hold their newborn baby book in their hands? I sure hope so because this feeling ROCKS!!!!!
If you have ever given any thought to writing a book, please let me be the first to ENCOURAGE you. Hold on to that thought. Allow it to build into a dream. Then, let your creativity loose on a laptop (or a desktop, or a pad of paper) and GO FOR IT.
Put your talent and tenacity to the test – and JOIN ME inthis feeling.
Have a great day everyone!!!!
Award-Winning Published Author (and grateful, giggling, gregarious girl…good grief!)