I just got to sneak a peek at my completed cover (including the back with the book description and the about the author setion). It's SO cool! Another great thing about working with WestBow is that I get to have some input on the cover. I gave them the initial idea I had, and they made it a reality. I had a couple of things I wanted to change - mostly MY errors in the book description. So hopefully, that will happen. If not, it's still amazing, and I'm still happy.
It's been two and a half weeks since I found out that I won that contest. And I still can't believe it! I have been reviewing the manuscript. I've found many typos that just drive me crazy! I don't know how I happened to win. Oh, wait. Yes, I do. God. He's the only answer! I guess He figured it was time to get these books out there to share with the world.
I've heard that it's going to the printer on August 6th. I'll let you know. My head is spinning a little, but I am so excited about how fast this is all going! As I've indicated previously, I am not the world's most patient person. And I've heard that the publishing industry can be super slow. So I'm quite thrilled with the speed behind this thing. Yay! I've also grown to hate weekends because I know I won't hear from WestBow. Yeah, they deserve the days off...but I miss them!
I'm also grateful because through this, I've recovered my identity. I had been Ashley - Career Woman for a long time. Then I got married. Suddenly, I was the pastor's wife. Later that year, I became a mom. I didn't work. I kind of forgot who I was. That person got turned upside-down, inside-out, and shaken all around. (Now do the Hokey-Pokey...sorry, couldn't keep it too heavy for too long!) It's nice to find me again.
Oh, but I'm still Mom. My little ones keep running in here as I'm writing. That will never change - and I'm glad for that. I love those silly, wonderful Dingoes! And I can't wait to show them my fantastic cover, too!
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