There are many milestones in an author's life that make us do a little happy dance. The first is getting the story finished. Then, it's editing it to the point where we feel we can send it out to agents/publishers/whoever. Next is getting the story accepted. After that, it's getting the cover. And finally, it's getting the physical copies of the books in the mail.
This last one is better than Christmas. There is nothing more magical than seeing the fruits of your labor before your eyes. It's amazing to be able to hold your baby and cradle it against your chest. It's a very exciting time.
I had an awesome week this week because of the release of The Appeal of Evil. There were fantastic blog posts and promotion for the book, which will continue into February. Help me celebrate this milestone by happy dancing with me. And if you get the chance, purchase a copy of the book.