Thursday, September 15, 2011

Book Update





As hard as planning and waiting for an exciting upcoming vacation...
And we all lay around on vacation like that.

As hard as  waiting for your baby to be born...

As hard as getting to a bathroom in an emergency...
One of my FAVORITE books.

As hard as waiting for your kids to come home from college for a visit...
And they are bigger than you.

As hard as waiting to find out what happens in the end of a book or movie...

As hard as finding out if you got a job...

As hard as waiting to see if they accept your offer on a new house...


As hard as waiting for your kids to learn to pick up after themselves...
They never do, do they? Who am I kidding?

As hard as waiting to have a little free time after 8 years raising your beautiful babies...

It is just as hard to wait for my dream to come true. I feel as if I have been waiting forever for my book to be published. In fact, I suppose I have. I have dreamed of having one of my dozens of stories I've written put on a bookshelf for kids to read. Now, it is in the hands of a publisher and still I wait.

We've done the editing. We've done illustrating. We've done the layout. We've done the scanning. It is the scanning that is the setback now. The illustrator, the amazing Denise Clemmensen, has the images again for adjustments so the printing will be perfect. http://www.deniseclemmensen.com 

It is almost easier to have a baby. At least there is a deadline. And, worse case scenario, it comes earlier (which all my babes did). I feel like puking at times. I cry. I laugh. I get irritated. And, I just want to get this damn thing out!

I am still waiting patiently impatiently. As soon, as Denise is done, it will go back to scan, then to layout, then to pdf for endorsements, then layout again, then printer. 

Good things come to those who wait. Though gray hair isn't good. 


Just Because by Amber J Housey  Illustrated by Denise Clemmensen 
Coming Soon in a season near or far from you!



3 comments:

Ross said...

I have to agree with you when you say I HAVE TO PEE is your favorite book. My kids love that book and are in histarics each time I read it to them. Honestly anything by Robert Munsch is fantastic!

Mommy LaDy Club said...

Sounds like you are almost there! You're going to have to have a big party or something;)

Amber Housey said...

Ross, we laugh every time. He has some good books. Mommy LaDy Club, you see how long???? ugh. It'll come. Believe me, Everyone will know about. I just hope people like it. Thanks for your support. :)