Tomorrow, when I wake up a little before 5 a.m., I will do so as a published author. In less than two hours, NORTH TO YOU, the first book of the Journey to the Heart series will hit the e-readers of those who preordered. It can be purchased and downloaded instantaneously. It can be read by anybody in the world that has an access to an e-reader and an online book retailer.
Tomorrow, I will also have to let go.
Tonight, I feel much like an anxious mama just before I let my babe walk into their classroom on their own, much like when I drop off my older kids at a new school.
There’s a lot of fear, though there’s also a lot of Faith that I’ve done all I can. There’s also pride and joy in anticipation of this baby taking flight. To share what I’ve put so much love into. There’s also hope that once it’s left my hands, it will come into its own, and be something to someone too.
Tonight, I want to thank all of those who supported me on this journey thus far, those who had a hand in bringing me to this new fork in the road as a baby author:
Kate Dresser, Rachel Brooks, Stephanie Winkelhake, April Hunt, Rachel Lacey, Annie Rains, Sidney Halston, #5amwritersclub. My milspouse FRamily at the Army War College and the Big Red One. My book club sisters from Virginia, Kansas and Pennsylvania. My lovely friends in Northern Virginia who have made this area home for me. My dearest extended family and friends across the country. My immediate family in California. My dearest husband and amazing children.
Thank you, Future Readers, for taking a chance on me!
HERE WE GO!
(photo credit: Greta G.)