If you follow my on social media, you already saw the hot mess express I became when I opened my mail today and held my book for the first time! In case you've missed it, the video is up on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook.
Here's a few snapshots that give you the basic idea:
Yes, I cried. A lot. There's a solid chance I cried more today than at my wedding...no, I cried more than my husband did at our wedding. (If you know, you know.) Truthfully, I allowed/forced myself to stop and really take in the moment and not just rush on to "what's next." How's that for honesty?
I wanted to describe how it felt, I have a way with words, you know, but it's so hard. The closest description I can think of is: Now I know what it feels like to hold a dream come true.
I cannot tell you the pride I feel holding this book in my hands. the days, weeks, months, and years that have led up to this moment have been worth every heartache, doubt, tear, and broken keyboard.
Don't forget, preorders start May 4! Only 12 days away! EEEEE!!!! I'll have all the information for that in another post and newsletter, I promise. I can tell you it will be available on Amazon and here on my website.
I still have some bookmarks if you'd like one (or more). Click here for more info on that.
Also, I'll be sending out ARC application info in one of my upcoming newsletters. Make sure you sign up so you don't miss anything.
Thank you for joining me on my journey. I love you all so much!
Until next time,
This has been an insane couple weeks! I did not think this close to 'preorder launch day' I'd be frantically and completely redesigning the cover to my novel, but here I am!
Why the redesign? Well, when you have the question: "Is this a YA/Teen book?" asked when they see your cover, and you have written an adult, contemporary clean romance novel, you know something has gone off the rails. It's a blessing I have a lot of people and sources I can poke out when I need advice/input/feedback. (Special shout-out to "Twin Jenn" and Sarah for helping me out!) My crew is THE best and I couldn't do any of this without their help and support!
Oh, did you want to see the before and after? I think I can do that for you. <3 The image on the left is the original, and the image on the right is the new and improved!
Thanks for reading!
Until next time,