But no, I can't show it to you just yet. (Yes, I'm a tease.) I'm still waiting on word as to whether the cover is 100% official, and I definitely don't want to jinx it, or scare it away, because I'm so in love with it already. It really is perfect. It's like the graphic designer/book cover designer/Genius Artist Person reached into my head and pulled out all the elements I've been dreaming about, but that I never in a million years would have known how to articulate into a graphic image.
Genius Artist Person, whoever you are, wherever you are: THANK YOU. You nailed it. I hope I get to keep it.
In other exciting news, my typeset pages arrived earlier this week from Simon & Schuster in a huge padded envelope. They're very pretty, and very... thick. I have to read the whole manuscript over again and this time around, make corrections by hand in some kind of colored ink (as per the instructions). I have till February 2nd to complete this.
I've lost count of how many times I've read my own book. Yes, it's exciting, but sometimes I forget that it's also work. (Very, very fulfilling work!)
Speaking of which, how many times have you read your book?