Saturday, September 12, 2009

The book is being printed as you read...

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.)

5 comments:

Sun Singer said...

Some years ago, Jack Kornfield wrote a book about the realities of spiritual transformation called "After the Ecstasy, the Laundry." What an apt title. Life goes on after both the mystic experience and the announcement that books are being printed as we speak. It's difficult to stay focused, though, when it's time to wash the dishes or mow the yard.

Congratulations.

Malcolm

Hywela Lyn said...

Many Congratulations Sheila, I'm so happy for you, brilliant news!

And thank yours so much for your kind words on my recent WRDF review, I'm so glad you enjoyed Starquest and hope you'll enjoy Children Of The Mist as well, if you do read it.

Wishing you loads of success.

Terry Odell said...

Congrats! I could amend that title to, "After the Anniversary Cruise, there is Laundry".

Pat Bertram said...

Congratulations! How cool is that! Now you will know what the rest of us have known for a long time -- you are a woman of talent. Hope this is just the first of many published words and works.

bearmancartoons said...

Congrats. Just hope your don't have a family that plays tricks on you and gets the mail first!!