I've written this post a thousand times inside my head. Nothing sounded right. I filmed something. I deleted it. I've spent sleepless hours trying to figure out which words, and in what order, could adequately explain what today means.
I haven't been able to.
See, I wrote a book a long time ago. Three and a half years ago, actually. Many people read it and offered advice. It endured eight months of query hell. Survived revision after revision.
Then, finally, this book found a home. It got a shiny cover, and beautiful words printed in pink on the front. Early copies traveled the world, and sat on bookshelves, and kept people up at night reading.
I cried over this book.
I laughed. I screamed with joy. I ate bacon in celebration.
I worked. Oh, how I worked on it. I tried. Oh, how I tried to get every word in exactly the right spot.
Since October, that work has been done. And I've been waiting for months to share it with you. Many of you have been here every day, following and experiencing every bump in the road, every curve of the track. To you, I want to say thank you.
The words feel inadequate, weak, unable to hold how much I really appreciate the friendships and emails and camaraderie I've felt from you, my lovely blog readers.
But they'll have to do.
And with that, I find that I have nothing left to say about this book. Nothing left to do for this book.
Except one thing: Give it to you.
And so I will. Today, I will.
POSSESSION is yours. I hope you enjoy it.
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