Yes, I am pleased to announce that the postie just popped by with a little parcel for me - my very own first copy of DRIFT! Hooray!! The cover looks even more beautiful in real life and a little thicker and weightier...312 pages. Breathe and Undine were each around 245.
Oh yes, it's an exciting moment. It's real. I made a thing.
Can't bear to read it though. I open it tentatively, scared that I've made some critical error on the first page, or as if something terrible, some kind of flat, papery monster, lurks inside the covers waiting for me. Ooh, look. Watery images in the internal pages. Pretty.
Fred was fairly impressed for about 22 seconds. Una thinks the postman is daddy. Ha ha.
Congratulations. There is something astonishing about seeing your work in print. It validates. It gives weight and pushes a writer to continue through the next project.ReplyDelete
Peace from Michigan, USA
Ohh how exciting! Congratulations.ReplyDelete
Yay!!! Can't wait to get our hands on a copy! When is the release date? Have you decided on a venue for it's launch yet? Soooo exciting!ReplyDelete
Thanks. Nothing like that first unsullied book, nice unbent spine...smooth, glossy cover. Hooray for being validated. No launch I don't think. I am just crap at organising such things. I need a personal PR person...you know really Martin should organise it. He's the organiser of the family.ReplyDelete
Employ Martin as your PR person. There you go..problem solved. Now M, where are you going to have Penni's book launch and what time shall we be there? Will you be providing nibblies or should I bring a tray of sanga's?ReplyDelete
Will there be a Brissie launch/signing? I have a fold out couch you can sleep on!ReplyDelete
(the oh so glamorous life of a writer..lol.)