So this is it. The first print run of Exodus is finished, shipped, and received. There are copies all over my apartment (who wants the one I killed a spider with?). Pre-orders and early orders shipped Friday. The release party is over, the books signed, the wine enjoyed. And I'm not quite done yet. I'm in limbo.
Most of you who pre-ordered will get your copies in the mail today. I'm on pins and needles. I'm not done until you've read it. I guess I'll never truly be done, ever--I'm already seeing things that I need to change for the second edition--but this is the most thrilling time for me. I've been so eager all this time to share this with you, and now that moment has arrived. Sharing time! Hooray! After a year and more of feeling like the finish line was so far away, these past few weeks shifted into hyper-drive, everything moving faster than anticipated, and this day has come so fast. All the crawling forward, word by word, has led up to this, and suddenly I feel like a kid hiding behind someone's couch, waiting to jump out and scare my friends. I can't wait to see your reaction. I'm pretty sure you'll love it. I hope so, anyway. And I'm so, so excited.
Thanks for being here for this final step. It would be nothing without you.
Now: 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . BOO!