Two – count them! – spectacular things happened to me today. First a package arrived on my doorstep this morning. What could it possibly have contained? Oh, just the PROOF COPIES OF MY FIRST EVER PUBLISHED NOVEL.
Sorry, sorry. Got a bit excited. I’ve turned the caps lock off now.
Then I fired up the internet to see Hodder & Stoughton released the blurb today!
Dying to know more about #TheBeastsHeart?🌹
It’s time to reveal the blurb: https://t.co/U05N7Kz93v pic.twitter.com/CiFMmCnTBC
— Hodderscape (@hodderscape) July 31, 2017
My Twitter went nuts for a bit.
I am not complaining. It’s actually kind of humbling to know people are excited to read something I wrote. I’m ecstatic, as well. But when I opened that proof copy today and saw my words – my very own words – all lined up on the page of an actual book, well, I had a moment. I got a bit trembly.
I just hope that I can go some way to fulfilling the hopes of those people who are excited for this story, and they will love it at least a little bit as much as I do. *crosses fingers* *closes eyes tight* *wishes hard*