I suppose I should remember what it feels like to launch a book.
But I think it's sort of like childbirth. Once you're holding the baby, you forget the labor pains.
With a book launch, those "pains" show up in the form of holy-cow-people-are-going-to-actually-READ-it!!! It's this strange mix of nervous anticipation and excitement and nausea and anxiety and vulnerability and giddiness. I'm starting to wonder if those things were ever meant to go together.
Thankfully, I have a husband who reminds me to stay focused. And who also gives up one of his only free days to shoot a launch video with me.
I've never done any sort of book trailer before. I've seen them and I knew I wanted something a little different. Something a little more "me." I tried to convince the parties involved that someone besides me should be on camera (I much prefer to be in the background) but in the end, it made the most sense for Adam and I to jump in.
We had the concept and the ideas and the talented movie makers, so we got to work.
And it was so fun.
I mean, after the initial "Oh-my-gosh-people-are-actually-going-to-SEE-this" wore off, it was just fun. And I love being in an environment where creativity is bouncing off the walls like a pinball in a machine…back and forth from one person to another.
I don't think I've ever been more excited about a book launch than I am about Paper Hearts.
Maybe it's the cover. Which I love.
Or the fact that the project was the result of working with an insanely fabulous team at Tyndale. Who I love.
Or maybe I'm just feeling a bit overwhelmed with gratitude that God's given me this opportunity to tell a story about how He can take your broken dreams and turn them in to something beautiful…the same story He's decided to tell with my life.
The closer I get to my official launch day, the more exciting and real it all becomes…thank you for going on this journey with me. How thankful I am that I don't have to do it alone…