It’s All Pretty Surreal

Hey, guys!

I’m just going to take a minute to brag about myself. Or stun myself again. I’m not sure which it is. So, it’s pretty late as I’m writing this, right? Like, after midnight. I am not an all nighter type of person. I like to be in bed by 9:30 and asleep by 10. I’m up at 6 in the morning, fresh and happy and ready for work. I know for a fact that work is going to be hard tomorrow because I’m only going to get a few hours of sleep tonight. But I just can’t help it. I can’t get myself to calm down at all.

Here’s why – at11 tonight, I got something in my email that just took me right out of this world. That email was full of four different book cover possibilities. Okay, writing a book is pretty cool when you know you have an idea. Actually finishing the book is like, wow, you did it, gold star! But then the rest – every single step after that… Meeting the right people to get you there… Talking about things like merchandise (oh, yeah, guys, there’s going to be merchandise!)… Seeing your title and, just as important, your name on the front, in bold, of a beautiful book cover possibility, thought of by professional graphic designers… And, the final step that is basically right around the corner, holding a physical copy of your story, your words, in your hands, with that book cover and your title and your name, and when you open the book, to any page at all, you see every word that you chose, in the order that you chose, and it’s not just on your computer screen on your word processor, it is actually in your hands, permanently printed on paper and placed between the cover that is being sent out to all your fans…

Wow, I have to say, I know this post is pretty all over the place, but I am just in a whole other world right now. It all feels so surreal. This has been my dream since I was little.

I have to get some sleep now.
Kate

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