My box of books waited for me, having arrived before came home from our trip to Colorado. Tired from our two days of travel, I decided to put off opening it until the next day. If anything was amiss, I didn’t think I’d have the wherewithal to handle it.
Worries tried to invade my thoughts. Had I completed a final proofread of each book, to make sure there weren’t any glaring errors? Where the covers going to look as good as I hoped? Did I order the correct amount? What if I messed something up when I updated the other four books?
Thankfully I didn’t spend too much time on those silly, invasive thoughts. Because the next morning, with a grand flourish, I opened the box and low and behold, everything looked perfect. I haven’t found any glaring errors, the covers look amazing, I ordered exactly what I wanted, and a quick flip through the books told me I had’t messed up anything noticeable.
I have to admit, seeing my name on the front of a glossy book gives my heart a bit of a thrill. The excitement of this thing we created, my husband’s beautiful pictures inside, the thoughts I’ve shared, the space we’ve created. It all inspires me to do it again. Indeed, I already have an idea for next years book. I’m just not sure of the title yet.
I’m hoping this next year to 1. create the sixth book in the Be Still series, 2. be consistent in posting blogs, and 3. get my author newsletter going. I still have a couple copies of the first two books with their original covers. They might could make for free giveaways in some drawings when readers sign up for my newsletter. It’s a thought, still in conception stage.
In my next post on the Be Still series I’ll talk about the upcoming Artisan Fair where I’ll be selling all five of my current books. The husband and I will have a couple of tables along with many other amazing artisans in our local area.
Grace and Peace.