Thursday, July 2, 2009

It's Here! It's Here!

Finally, finally, finally.... I'm holding it in my hand.... my first baby book!

In case you are wondering. I sold this book in October 2007.

That's a 20 month gestation period.



RightGirl said...

Whee! About time!


becky @ misspriss said...

Yay, Heather! congrats!

Kai said...

I don't get why people refer to books as babies though (I can see the hard work part, but once the book is written, isn't that it - no more nuture and shaping, unless the world around it evolves?) - might be a good topic of discussion for the blog?

Serenity Now! said...


There's a TON more work after the book is published. Possibly MORE work than it took to write the book.

I didn't write a book just to let it sit there, now I need to schedule speaking engagements, book signings, set up a blog with ongoing content, schedule the updates, etc, etc...

The writing part was internal and private. I only needed to work with a couple of experts to get everything written and edited....

Now it's out in the world and is an entity to itself. To ensure that it (and my success) continues to grow, there is a LOT of work to do.

Kai said...

Hi Heather.
Sorry I wasn't back straight away about that - I misphrased that I guess.
I don't see writing a book (or the work that goes in after) as a pain, which is why i don't get the childbirth analogy, but I do see how you've still got work to do on it once the draft that goes to the agent/publisher is written. What I'm wondering is whether the childbirth analogy is apt, or if it's something we should consider as 'birth to toddler' for our books or something ;)

(and the reason I didn't reply sooner - it's mad over here - getting ready to do like nine things at once ;))