Thursday, 27 January 2011

A Special Day in the Life of and Author

This is a short blog entry because I am so emotional. I felt this way when this happened for my first book on watercolour. The skeleton for my second book has just arrived in the post. For those who have not written a book this news will mean nothing.To authors who have this will be a day they understand. My new "baby" is coming to life.

In my hands I hold what my book will look like when published minus all the text and  paintings. Each page is there with the lay out of each chapter showing me exactly how many pages are for each section and how many pages require full large paintings or smaller step by steps. This is a result of my first meeting with my publisher last Autumn and all the ideas are now in place. The flow from one part of the book to the next is magical.

I am so thrilled and feeling as though I want to shout from the roof tops that I know what my baby will look like. But it's too early. There is so much work to be done and it's time to leave my blog and start painting. At least I will when my heartbeat slows down because right now I am so excited.This is exactly what I wanted my new book to look like.

A dream is on the way to coming true.

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4 comments:

Jenny said...

Congratulations, Jean! I have never written a book myself (maybe one day!), but I can totally understand your excitement! Jenny x

jane minter said...

..you sound so ecstatic jean ! ..so happy for you... enjoy every step of your new book.

Jean Haines SWA said...

Thank you so much Jenny, it is such a heady feeling and a dream come true for me.Thank you so much for being here,leaving a comment and understanding.

Jean

Jean Haines SWA said...

I am totally over the moon Jane,I so look forward to seeing you again and I know your own dreams will be coming true in your art journey which makes sharing with you so exciting,thank you Jane.

Jean