I’ve given birth again!
I pushed and grunted, sweat blood and tears and I finally got to hold my baby. Only this time I made hubbie do quite a lot of the work too - no sitting back and mopping my brow this time, buddy! You can get involved too.
Yes, my paperback has been delivered and is now available to buy at Lulu.com.
OK the conception wasn’t quite as much fun as before and the gestation period was longer than an elephant’s but I got there in the end.
Publishing on Kindle was great, as it got me on the path to selling my story and building a group of followers, but there’s nothing quite like holding a real life copy of your work in your hands. It’s a proper book with a glossy cover, spine, pages and everything! And holding it means I can do the all important ‘sniff’ - hope I’m not the only one with this weird habit, but I do like a good noseful of book odour and you can’t do that on a Kindle. (And shouldn’t be seen doing it in a library, trust me!)
My news was received with excitement from friends, family and my Twitter buddies - you know who you are, guys, and I truly thank you for helping to make my day so special.
And suddenly I saw copies of my book selling - it was really quite surreal. The world of the internet got the word out there within minutes and my book was being printed and shipped. Wonder if I’ll ever see a copy in a charity shop? Now that would be funny!
As I hold my work in my hand, I’m preparing to give birth again - the sequel is almost ready and this time it will go to Kindle and hard copy at the same time. More pushing and grunting and uttering the words “I’m never doing this again!” with a murderous look at hubbie.
So forgive me if this blog sounds a little over excited but I have to admit to feeling a little giddy. I might even put on my best frock and pearls tonight and have a bit of a party - it’s a long way from a book launch but I never would have dreamed I’d get this far and I think I deserve to celebrate.
Mummy Misfit lives!