And my copy arrived just hours after I wrote that last blog post…where I talked about it’s impending arrival! Here I am, on about four hours of sleep, giddy because I’m holding my beautiful book in my hands for the very first time!
I can’t begin to describe the feeling.
I wondered if I would scream or cry or be speechless. Well…I did not scream. I feel like all the words I had were stuck inside my stomach. Yes, my stomach because that’s what it felt like. But I did cry. Not ugly tears or sobs, but I definitely teared up. I think I was overcome that all of this is really happening—that my book is a real thing. And I wasn’t exactly speechless. If I remember correctly, all I could say was, “Isn’t it pretty?” over and over and over again.
Because it is pretty. All those words are so very pretty and the cover is just so shiny and sparkly. Is it possible to love an object that isn’t your own child this much?
So, that all happened last week. Since then, I’ve been reading it and reviewing it and making sure every single word is just like I want it to be. Talk about a big editing job! It’s nerve wracking but awesome at the same time.
And also since then, I’ve been carrying my precious ARC copy of my very own book around with me every place I go. Is this normal? I have no idea! I’ll admit, it has been fun showing it to my family and friends…all of whom are so sweet to be this excited for me!
But I also have to say that it is really weird knowing my book is out in the world being reviewed by so many people. Talk about nerve wracking!
So that’s my big news of the day. That, and that today marks 5 months until the publication day! It’s coming so fast now. I feel like Indiana Jones running away from the giant boulder!
In celebration of the ARC arrival, I’ll be hosting an ARC giveaway of Spin the Golden Light Bulb in the not- so distance future, so check back. You may get to read a copy before release day!
Have a great day, Guys! I’ll be back again before you know it:)