Am I excited? Yes! Am I scared? Yes!
Excited to see a dream come true and scared that it was all in vain. Of course, in my heart of hearts I know that no dream is dreamed in vain. So, whether the book never sells or if it miraculously makes the best seller list, I am satisfied.
The author, Anne Lamott, in her book on writing, ‘Bird by Bird’ says, “Writing can give you what having a baby can give you: it can get you to start paying attention, can help you to soften up, can wake you up. But publishing won’t do any of those things: you’ll never get it in that way.”
So, look for the news that the novel is available for purchase in the next few days! And, hey, if you want to purchase it, go for it! Either way, this author is one happy gal. I have a new baby helping me to see life in a new way. Life is good.
“The days are dark, the ocean surrounds. My fate is unseen, my fate is not ground. For God orders all, I am just a mist, hovering still, waiting for bliss. The dark hides me well, my heart longs for light. I live by this creed- it is all for the bright!”