Copies of my new book, The Northwoods Chronicles, arrived in the mail today.

There are many golden moments in the life of an author — when the call comes that a book has sold, when there is a line at the bookstore waiting for you to arrive for a talk, when that first check shows up that tells you that it’s not a dream after all.

Don’t get me wrong: there are plenty of sucky moments in the life of an author, too, but we won’t go into those today.

But of all the golden moments, opening that first carton of hardcovers, to see what the book actually looks like and feels like in your hand has got to be one of the most sublime. 

That’s a good day.



Filed under dreams, goals, My New Novel, Writing

2 responses to “Books!

  1. capncrusty

    Quick reminder: when (date, time) is the celebratory shindig at Tsunami?

  2. I got pleasurable shivers reading this post, imagining opening a carton…

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