If anyone asks if the second time having a book published is as exciting as the first time, I already have the answer:
Yes! Yes! Yes!
You know though, time is a funny thing. Have I said that before? I think so. It seems like just a few weeks ago, I was planning and preparing for pub day with bookmark designs and teasers and hoping with fingers crossed that people would read the thing.
Then months before that, I had that buzzing feeling in my belly, like this is really happening, and wow I'm so grateful to everyone who played a role in getting the words I'd written into a book-shaped thing.
Before that it was summer and I was crazy with edits... Then, we're talking for years, there I was hunched over my laptop, writing, writing, writing and revising, revising, revising my little heart out.
And now here we are! You may be getting a copy of PEARL in the mail today or downloading the book onto your Kindle and I have about a thousand thank yous and bouncy puppy-dog kisses and hugs to give everyone!
Mwah! Mwah! Slobber! Slobber!
Phew! It's been a whirlwind and I've been completely swept up in the magic of it all, and oblivious to how fleeting it is, but the best things always are like that and then we look back and think, wow, that was pretty awesome. *Author sighs and nods, looks around knowingly.* Yep, it is pretty awesome and I'm pretty lucky so thank you for helping make that so!
Here you go readers, I officially present, PEARL!
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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!