Hey friends. So I'm doing a bit of a freak out today. Here's why:
One week until cover reveal.
One month until the book goes live.
One month. One week. One very loud OHMYGODITSREAL!!!!
I just got back from a writer's conference and met so many people. Right now, are you trying to figure out if you met me or not? I went as myself, obviously. But as I'm not good at the sneaky, I blabbed my pen name to most people.
But back to the point. As I walked around and worked (I intern for an amazing agent) and talked to other authors, it became real. This was really happening. I sat with new friends and they would introduce me as an author who has a book coming out June fourth. Commence daily freak out.
But the most interesting thing about the whole experience is that the readers I met and the authors who had thirty books under their belt had the same look on their face. The look said good for you, good luck, and I can't wait to read all at once. No matter what part of the journey we're in, the writing and reading community is so unbelievably supportive. Everyone goes through it and wants to help the next person have an easier time because we love books, and stories, and all the words!
So, make sure you take some time to read today and tomorrow and everyday after that. The people putting out those books you love from the writer, the critique partners, the publicist, the editor, the agent, the indie, the cover designer - they are just as excited as you. They all work hard to make it worth your time.
I'll see you back in a week for the cover reveal. Spoiler: I'm in love with it.