How it feels to hold the first printed copy of your own book
January 31st, 2014
First of all, it was hard to believe. I opened the parcel and took the book out with the usual excitement that tingles the insides when you open a gift. I held it in my hands, examining the cover, the touch and the smell of it. I thought ‘I like it‘. I opened it at random and read a couple of pages. Yes, I definitely like it. I put it on my table, where it is well seen from any part of the room.
It wasn’t until next morning that it actually hit me – this is MY book! This is the story I’ve written! OMG, it’s unbelievable!!! This realization made me breathless with joy. For some time I just stared at the book that was lying on my table in front of me. Then, very carefully and lovingly, I took it and hugged it to my chest. I did it!!!