The postman delivered a single copy of Like Bees to Honey. I sat stoking it, flicking pages, shaking. I remember ages ago, just after all the rubbish stuff with (the old) The Friday Project had happened, my blog friend Paul left a comment: Believe and wishes will come true.
And they did.
The book is everything that I hoped it’d be. The fonts, the feel, the look, the white space. I’ve blogged every single stage (in the ‘my books’ category) of the production process and now my book is actually here, ready, waiting.
Eldest is reading it. It’s the first novel of mine that he’s been allowed to read and there are a few bits that are slightly dodgy, but he’s twelve now and he’s explained to me that he’s heard far worse at school (oh my!). His questions have been intelligent and when we’re talking about the characters and the story I’m trying really hard not to think about others reading it, soon, very soon. (breathe Caroline, breathe)
The kittens were unexpected. We thought it’d be at least another week before they came to live in our house, but instead they arrived on the same day as my single copy of Like Bees to Honey. Dates and coincidences, again.
It may, therefore, be of no surprise that the kittens now have such perfect names.
Meet Bee and Bumble.*
*thanks to my fabulous mentee Cathy for the name suggestions.