I’m forgoing the Friday Mixing Bowl today because it’s my writing sister Kara’s birthday, and you know I’m big on the celebrations around here! My sisters have given me a lot to celebrate lately. You saw the craziness that ensued when Jaime released her book.
From the vantage point of proud sister, you see the beginning of the project, the first ideas poking through the soil (whether they’re developed or rejected). You watch how hard your sister works on the manuscript, brainstorm scenes, offer feedback, and cheer as she braves pressing send.
Then she gets THE CALL (or the email), and you almost fall out of your chair sitting in an Italian restaurant on vacation with your family. She works hard, rewrites, and gives valuable intel on the publishing world.
Before you know it, launch day has arrived, and she sends her baby out into the big world again. It’s like watching a niece you’ve known her whole life graduate from high school and join society.
Seeing a physical copy of her book for the first time is surreal (after you may or may not have waited by the mailbox in the pouring rain).
If you happen to see not one, but TWO sisters’ books in the wild at once, your brain kind of explodes with the feels. You have permission to do a little rearranging so their covers face out. Dee Henderson will be okay.
I couldn’t be prouder of Kara, even though she’s ruined me for romantic comedy forever because hers is so good.
To celebrate Day 1 of her birthday (one of the perks of our long distance sisterhood is having two birthdays because of the time zones), I’m going to give away a copy of her book to one lucky US resident who comments on this post!
Be sure to tell Kara happy birthday, and if you want to get yourself a present in her honor, go ahead and buy her book here 😉