When your book becomes a book…
If you set out to write a book, prepare to dig deep.
For the longest of excruciating long times, you will be “in the process” and have little to show for it. For yourself. For your dream. Just one Word Doc that you keep re-naming with the new date as time rushes by. You will feel like you are watching a faucet drip in hopes of filling a bathtub this way.
You will get lonely and doubtful. At your lowest, your writing may just get bolder – because you honestly forget that others will actually read it. Someday… Maybe…
Then, there will come one day, in the whirlwind of days, when your book becomes a book.
Last night, this happened to me. Alone in my bedroom, I held my official book interior in my hands. My fingertips trembled turning the pages. My eyes filled with tears. My neck wavered with cataplectic joy. It was one of the most surreal moments of my life – something truly unimaginable until, well, last night.
This thrilling moment is now followed by one last weekend of digging deep – the final final FINAL proof-read before the book goes to print!
The official release date is TBD, definitely mid-December. For updates, please subscribe to my blog (upper right corner) and “like” me on Facebook.
Thank you for your support. I’ll be back in touch soon!
Yeah Julie, that is great. Can’t wait to see the final product. Would make a wonderful Christmas present!
A great holiday present indeed! Thanks for your support, Mark.
Way to go, Julie! I’m can only imagine the range of emotions you’ve been feeling. Almost there, girl!
Thanks so much, Heather!!
Can’t wait to read it and I want to give copies to my friends. I congratulate you for your tanasity in getting this finished. I am so proud of you you.
Thank you so much, Aunt Julie. Your belief in my writing helped give me the courage to take this on. Love, little Julie
Congrats Julie!!!!! Can’t wait to get myself a copy.
Thank you so much, Em!! You’ve been through it all with me. 🙂
Can’t wait to read it over the holidays!
Congrats on such an accomplishment! =)
Thank you so much, Sarah!!
This is an amazing accomplishment Julie! Not only have you raised narcolepsy awareness but you have entered the elite of young writers who have successfully published a memoir at such a young age…..truly extraordinary and I can’t wait to read it. Thank you for using your talents to make such a tremendous difference.
Thank you so much Sara! My next memoir might be about overcoming the adversity of writing a memoir! Kidding, sort of. It’s been quite the journey and I hope my book contributes in some small way to a brighter future for narcolepsy.