Drink it in // Day 65

Several friends and clients are releasing new books at the same time right now, and the confluence of energy is palpable and exciting.

One of them just scheduled a book signing at a favorite bookstore in Nashville. Another flew home today from a whirlwind trip to Chicago to discuss marketing and publicity with her publisher and to record audio and video clips to support the book's release. Yet another released her book Tuesday to already promising sales — and we promptly celebrated with cupcakes.

Each one of those books began with a seed. They used to be but ideas. Now they're coming into the world with fanfare and celebration. Now they have faces, skin, and names.

When this happens to you, dear writer, know this. This is the time to drink it in. It's the time to feel pride and joy. It's the moment you've been working toward. Let yourself savor it.