new book envy
I'm bummed. My new picture book, Oliver's Must-Do List, is almost out. My illustrator received her first copy of it a week ago and I am still waiting for mine. Wah! I want to see my new baby.
It's always weird, holding a new book in your hand for the first time. I wrote it years ago, sold it years ago, and have moved on to other projects while waiting for this one to come to life. I am a different writer than I was when I wrote Oliver (this is a good thing) but because of that, I find that I am also harsh with myself concerning a critique of the final product. And then the waiting starts for that first review. Please let them be good. Please please please.
It looks like the book will be out on the Boyds Mills Press table at BEA. Of course I didn't think about that so I didn't have the postcards or bookmarks or teaching guide ready. Must get organized, really I must, or if not organized I need to learn to go without sleep so I have enough time to do all that needs doing for my writing career in addition to the full time job.
Write on, right now.