I'm dying to tell someone -- my first copy of my first book just arrived on the UPS truck! My daughter opened the package and flipped through it for a minute, then handed it to me with a smile. "It looks good, Mom." She's upstairs in her room now, so it's just me holding the book. My book.
It's so funny -- I open the pages, and words that I've read 50 times on a computer screen seem different when bound between two covers. I flip through, sampling the different passages...
I'm so excited!
I want to tell someone. I want to celebrate--the book is gorgeous. There is a long way to go yet, but for right now I'm content to smile and feel like I've done something good. I've gone a far way. Wow.
I'll be getting some advance copies soon to send to influencers. Influencers are the people who read your book, and if they love it they talk about it to their friends, write about it on their blogs, or otherwise attempt to get the word out. Anyone reading this who would like to read the book and become an influencer if they love it, please drop me a line. I'll also be initiating a contest for amazon reviews soon.
Celebrate with me, my dear friends :-)
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