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 night...lol. 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 do..in 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 around...my 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 forget...it was more so that I assumed that amazon.com would just print the page numbers on it on their own...it 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.