The Process and a confession!

The Process 
Proofing- 

This week I completed the last digital proof and I am waiting for my very first physical copy!!!! Super exciting! Right?!?! I am checking the mail DAILY! I’m very blessed to have a publisher who has made this process so enjoyable and fun. Thank you Tannya! 
Brittany (Marketing Manager) and I collaborated on future content for my social media pages… She pretty much ROCKS! She always has great ideas 💡 and I love seeing what she comes up with!
Ok. Can I be real with you for a minute?!?! GOOD! Thank you!
Let’s channel into my emotions this week:
Basically I want to hide under a rock. There… I said it, and I already feel better! I almost couldn’t write this blog this week because I didn’t want to be discouraging as I feel so strongly about hiding under a rock… I told my hubby I didn’t know what to write about because truly I just want to hide under a rock. He said “Perfect! Write about that!” So here we go…
I have butterflies and a nervous stomach daily. When I think about my book and this process, I get super excited and at times ridiculously nervous. Sometimes I can’t tell the difference between my nervous and excited self! I definitely think it’s fair to tell you, it’s not all rainbows and unicorns. I’m assuming my emotions are probably normal… 🤷🏼‍♀️ With so much on the the line and getting closer to time for my books publication date, I have major fears! Major. I’m so scared that everything will fall apart… 

BUT:

When I step back and give myself a quick pep talk, I know that no matter what it will all come together- but man! These human emotions are NO JOKE! They have set in like a vengeance and I’m sort of freaking out! Okay- I’m a lot freaking out!
On top of hoping to find a large rock to hide behind, I have this sudden fear of tiny little people (known as children- AKA my target audience) staring at me while I read them my story! What if they hate it, or hate me… What if they “Boo” me?!?! I CAN’T be “booed” This is a lot to digest… It may sound silly, but these thoughts have crossed my mind. Don’t you just hate negative thoughts surrounding such positive things?!
On a serious much calmer note, I think I’m okay:
Seriously though, when I step back I know that those things most likely won’t happen- I mean teachers/parents won’t let their kids “boo” me right?!?! (hopefully) And anyways, Star Fishing is a DARN good book and kids will love it, and they’ll probably love me too! 😂 I mean I am pretty nice, and gosh darn it people like me!
So there’s that! My confession for the day/week/month/year. I’m nervous, excited, overwhelmed, and super joyful for this opportunity:) I know it will all be great! Right?
ZOOM! On over and preorder Star Fishing today! 
http://mcpstore.biz/picture-books/27-star-fishing/
xoxo,

Amy 

Looking so official ♥️

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