Happy First Hump Day of May, everyone!
So, didja miss the camels? Well, they're ba-aack!
Today's camel seems entirely appropriate to me:
Because, yes, April ate my head. At least, that's what it felt like. Ugh. Ever have one of those months?
But it's over, and I'm determined to make May a much better month. It's already off to a promising start, because something came in the mail yesterday.
I couldn't wait to dig into the package ...
... and this is what I found:
My Advance Reader Copies!
[For those of you not in the publishing biz, ARCs are the first printing of a book by the publishing house. They're not in absolute final form, but pretty close. These are the copies sent to reviewers (ack! *bites knuckle*) in advance of the official publication date, which, in my case, is September 4.]
Of course, I had to speed read one right away:
All right, all right. I wasn't really speed reading it. I was just fondling it a little bit. Because, yanno, it's a real book!!
I have to tell you, holding your own book for the first time, after the very long journey from writing it to publication, is a very odd feeling. You realize this thing is a separate entity from you, that it will be going out into the world and having a life of its own, with readers you don't even know, without you there to hold its hand.
Er, not to anthropomorphize overly much or anything ...
Still, it's WAY COOL. So, yeah, today I haz a happy. :)
How have you guys been? Anything exciting happen while I've been scarce?