This morning, I digitally reviewed the print copy of my first book, Benjamin Boo Real Super Hero.
The actual, physical, book form proof copy should be in my hands next week!
Getting my books into print is a much more involved process than getting them into eBook versions. The formatting is completely different (of course), and there are many additional issues to consider and decide. Whew!
This is a part of me – my baby! It has been many, many years since I actually birthed a baby. And I know, in my head, that birthing a physical baby is a much more strenuous and arduous process. But, emotionally, there are many similarities.
Both physically come from me.
Both experiences are emotionally overwhelming. They don’t just pull at my heartstrings – they twist my heartstrings around and around into neverending twirls and knots that become stronger and stronger.
Both experiences are filled with such breathtaking anticipation.
I couldn’t wait to hold each of my beautiful daughters in my arms. To see them with my eyes. To feel their skin. To examine every part of them. To know that they were finally real.
And I can’t wait to hold this little book creation in my hands. To see it with my eyes. To feel its cover and pages. To examine every part of it. To know that it is finally real.
There is absolutely nothing that can truly compare to the experience of giving birth to my daughters. But I think this experience comes pretty close.