There it is--my book. Woot! You'd think all the work I've put in so far would make this "real" for me, but this makes it WAY more real. People can actually pre-order my book. Someone might actually buy my book! Someone might actually read it! Eep! I'm so excited! And terrified! I can't believe I'm lucky enough to be doing this. My part isn't completely done, but I have met all my major deadlines and right now the book is in my editor's hands. She's going to be giving it back to me at an unknown future date for another major chunk of work, but for now I'm having a nice break. It's been so relaxing to have a few weeks free from 1) writing and 2) guilt for not writing. My editorial director is already bringing up a second book, which is, of course, fabulous, but also overwhelming. I want to finish this first one before I even think of another one! Now I really understand that love/hate relationship writers describe with their books. It's a wonderful opportunity and experience; it's also the hardest thing I've ever done.
And speaking of writing, I also had another exciting writing experience: Have you seen the new and improved Spindlicity
? Isn't it great?!? I'm proud to have played a (very) small part in it. Here's
my article. It's my first published writing! Hopefully they liked it enough to let me join in the fun again. We'll see!
Well, that's the writing news. Next up: the fiber news. I'll be back soon with that. Really. I mean it. Seriously.