OK this is a blatant promotional piece for my book The Confident Mother, but don’t go. Not yet. The official publication date is Thursday 17 September but I am SO SO SO SO excited because I think I will see the very first hard copy later this week. My incredible amazing fabulous kick-up-the-backside publisher and editor (can you tell, I’m one of her raving fans) told me ‘5 days delivery’. That means THIS WEEK!!!!!! I think I might cry. When I think of the blood, sweat and tears … honestly the tears that have been shed over this book.
The moments of excitement, the moments of self-doubt, the moments of ‘oh shit, I feel like a rabbit in the headlights’.
So anyway .. I said this would be a blatant promotional post about my book. Quite honestly I’m scared – scared that you won’t like it; scared that you won’t read it; scared that you won’t buy it; scared that I’ve invested so much money into this book AND so much time (turning down clients, locking myself away for hours).
But I’m also incredibly excited. This book is amazing. The interviews were incredible and gave me goosebumps. I learned so much from my interviewees. I discovered secrets about myself. I have found new parenting skills.
I never knew I was going to write a book. I can’t believe I did it in 3 months. When I set my mind to a deadline, that is IT. In Sue Revell‘s words, I am UNSTOPPABLE.
Anyway the promotional piece – I must stay focussed – but crikey my hands are shaking as I type this. As you can probably tell, this post is from the heart. A stream of consciousness as I focus on the fact that I have a book to promote and a launch party to organise.
Competition time – if you want to win a free copy of The Confident Mother AND you’re on Twitter. It’s easy … go here to find out more.
p.s. my amazing editor is Alison Jones – if you have a book in you or wonder if you have a book within you, SHE WILL HELP YOU FIND IT.