Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Galleys!!

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Five of these showed up in the mail (well, UPS) yesterday:



Boy... there are some pretty big moments for a writer, getting started, and this is definitely one of them. The first time you can actually pick up a copy of your book and flip through it. It's even got that ink smell that's somehow unique to the publishing industry, and hasn't changed by a molecule in probably a century or more. (I can personally only date it back to the first Dean Koontz and Stephen King paperbacks I read in the eighties.)

This feels surreal. And very cool.

1 comment:

suzie said...

YAY! The books look great :)