Friday, August 5, 2011

Eye masks and sweethearts

I am sitting here typing this wearing one of those fancy purple "eye relaxing" masks. All because another episode of what I like to call diabetes management induced narcolepsy struck me last I was awake one minute, and the next thing I knew I was waking up on the couch still wearing my glasses...with my face smooshed into the pillow conveniently smashing my glasses into my cheekbone. Ouch. So, I got my act together and went up to bed to finish my sleep like normal people their bedroom, in bed, no glasses. Well, this morning I woke up with a swollen and sore cheekbone..yipee! It literally looks like someone punched me in the face. Fantastic. I'm by no means a vain person...I mean I'm not a slob, but I really do not spend hours in front of the mirror putting on makeup and doing my hair. I have never really been that kind of girl I guess. To each his own. Anyway, I got one of these fabulous masks today at the store in hopes that it will soothe the pain and bring the swelling down a tad...fingers crossed.
So, because of that today started out not the greatest...but it quickly turned book proff came in the mail! I can't believe it. It is such an odd feeling to actual hold on to a real book that has my name on the cover. I'm so excited! I just need to read through it and make sure all is good before I approve it and then we will be up and running...and hopefully people will want to check it out! I noticed one glaringly obvious thing that I forgot to include though which I am kind of kicking myself about now...I forgot to include page numbers at the end of each page...d'oh! I guess I didn't really was more so that I assumed that would just print the page numbers on it on their seemed like a given to me...guess not. So, I am sitting here UBER excited, wanting to just approve it and get it out there....and then wondering if I should re-submit it with page numbers included and wait a couple more weeks for the new proof. Are page numbers really all that important to people when reading a book? Will I regret it if I don't do it again to include them? What to do what to do....Never thought I would be sitting here pondering the importance of page numbers.
Also, wanted to share a sweet anecdote about Emma from today. When she saw my book, she looked up at me and said, "Mommy, I am SO proud of you! I'm going to tell all of my friends that my Mommy is an author!".....cue (queue?) heart melting, tear spilling over moment....I love her.


  1. Ahhh...congrats on the book Amy!! This is so exciting and of course Emma is proud of you. YOU ROCK!

    About the page numbers??? I dunno. I am not sure if I have ever read a book without them.

  2. Hope your face is feeling much better!
    Woo to the Hoo for you and your book! How sweet that Emma told you she's proud of you...I am, too!! :)

    Page numbers...yes, I'd say it's worth resubmitting it to have the numbers there.

    Oh, and because my brain is trying to get back into 'teacher mode' so I can get a job this school year:
    cue is the word you want...queue is another word for a line. :)