Received my first author’s copies of Bitter Seeds yesterday.
It’s a real, live book. With a cover and pages and everything.
More are on their way to my house, but last night I got to hold my book in my hands for the very first time. Not just the first time for this book, but the first time for me. I suppose that very successful writers with very long careers might eventually get jaded about this sort of thing. But I can’t imagine that.
It was just a little big mind-blowing to see the final product all together in one package — one book — even though I’d seen all of the individual pieces several times. I mean, even after (1) writing the damn thing, and (2) rewriting the damn thing, and (3) copyedits, and (4) galleys, and (5) ARCs, and (6) drooling over the jaw-dropping cover art, there came a moment when I held the final product in my hands and realized, hey, wow, all of that stuff goes together to make a book.
And, as a reminder, I’m holding a contest to celebrate the coming-in-less-than-3-weeks release of Bitter Seeds. The prize is a signed ARC of the book! Details about Chronicle of Sorrows can be found here.