Please excuse me while I do a happy dance.
It’s still the rough copy — it doesn’t yet have cover art, the blurbs are all still forthcoming, and there are still a handful of typos here and there. I’m actually going through one of these print copies to catch any remaining errors.
But you guys! I’m going through a print copy! This is my novel, and it looks like a novel!
I have to tell you, I am completely geeked out over this. I mean, as I go through this book making last-minute corrections, I’ll be reading my own novel. In book form. In my hands. With that new-paper-and-glue smell!
I get to smell my own book!
You should all just brace yourselves now. This is how excited I am over the review copies. When the final, official print edition comes out in August, you’ll probably be able to hear me shouting about it. Wherever you are. Seriously — just open your windows and listen. =D
In the meantime, here’s one last tease: the promo text on the back cover: