I received my advanced copy of my book yesterday. It is now feeling quite real. When I sat with my friends Catherine, Rise’ and Linda at Brasserie Les Halles in New York in early November after picking up a color copy of the book from my editor at Sterling, they were all surprised I was not more ecstatic. As we sat sipping celebratory Veuve looking through the pages, of course I was happy. But as I told them, when I hold the finished product in my hands, then it will all seem real. Then I will jump for joy. The process and life of a book is quite long. As a small business owner, patience is not my strong suit–you just have limited time to get things done. The process of a book involves so many folks over a good span of time. I started referring to it all as, “rush, rush, wait, wait.” By the time the book officially comes out on May 6th, it will be 2 years almost to the day since I made my book proposal. So when I opened up that FedEx box yesterday, it finally all felt so real. I could not be happier with all of it. I jumped for joy! I love the size, I love the paper chosen for the pages, I love the linen textured cover, I love the white de-bossed title. So much time went into planning & thinking about it all, then writing it, then styling the vignettes, then photographing it all, then laying out and planning all the pages. It is just how I had hoped it would be.
2 things. You can pre-order the book on Amazon, and you can pre-order one from Watson Kennedy. It will be on the WK website in the coming days. May 6th we will be having a big book signing party at the First Avenue shop. Veuve Clicquot will be one of the sponsors of the event. Tons more details to follow, but I wanted to give you all a heads up. Then book tour spots and dates will be announced. Such an exciting, fun, busy time! I love that you are all with me for this journey.