Geez oh man! Now you are REALLY working! All-nighters on website conundrums and press releases and promotional materials. Event planning and people pleasing and begging and dragging yourself to bed in the wee hours with lists of things to tackle in the morning.
And then the editor shows you a proof of some of the book pages...and it is like seeing an ultrasound of the baby elephant. Suddenly you forget all the years and hair-loss and days of dragging butt. Your eyes light up and get misty and you're all "oh my goodness OH MY GOODNESS" and feeling like the luckiest human on earth.
I know, I know. The diaper stage of a baby elephant is nearly here. Once this baby is born there will likely be less sleep, piles of stinky poo and a whole lot of crying. But right now all I can say is "isn't she CUTE???????"
Pre-orders for The Storyteller's Apprentice begin August 1, with shipping in early September. Follow the book on Facebook and like our giant baby on Twitter.