VoiceCatcher4 is already being printed, and soon I'll have a copy in my hot little hands - real paper, real ink, real bright-colored cover, and my name really written down in the contents list! How cool is that?
"The book is being printed as you read..." the email says. But I can't read; I'm too busy grinning like a Cheshire cat, much to my family's confusion, and gazing round the room entranced while I imagine how the book might look on the coffee table, on the shelf, or lying on a chair.
But now they've asked why I'm shrieking with delight and they want to know what else the email says. Ever-practical, my family.
So there's readings scheduled in real bookstores - write them down on the calendar; my husband points me at the pen. And there'll be a stall at Wordstock where I just might find myself selling books instead of wandering, head filled with wishes.
Real paper; real ink; time to go wash the dishes... but please, can you tell, I'm really, really thrilled!!!! (And still grinning wide as the Atlantic like that Cheshire cat.)