As you probably already know, I had my author photos taken earlier this week. It was quite surreal to be stomping around the university quad on wet grass in four inch zombie stomper heels, with people looking at me funny while I made my hands into shadow claws and my photographer took pictures of my feet. She took pictures of the rest of me too, but those feet pictures will undoubtedly be my favorite.
Anyway, between that, and my cover... my cover! I cannot wait to show you my cover! It's so creepy cool! Not at all what I imagined but in many ways better. I defy you not to make an oooh! sound when you see it. And yes, I have actually walked past the screen and pretended it was a book and I wanted to buy it. I admit it!
And then there's the website, which is so freaking awesome that I'd like to jump in and live in it. You'll be able to see that soon too.
So anyway, between all these things I have seen but can only taunt you with, this whole publishing thing is starting to feel real. I always imagined it wouldn't until I held an actual ARC in my hands, but I'm finding that all the cells in my body no longer wince simultaneously when I call myself an author in public.
When did it start feeling real for you? Or if it hasn't yet, when do you think you'll know you made it?