Yes, there was much rejoicing. And tweeting of my good fortune.
For those who don't know, an ARC is an early version of a book, the publisher makes it up to send out to reviewers and so forth. It looks very close to the final product, but has yet to go through a couple more QA passes. ARCs are like teenagers, stepping out into the world, trying things out.
It's a very exciting time.
So, I thought you might like to see what a day in the life of a new novel is like.
A nice start to the day, with toast and coffee.
Some time enjoying the fall flowers in the garden.
A cruise in the convertible is always fun on a gorgeous day.
After all that excitement, an afternoon nap. Isabel makes fine company.
Refreshed for a night on the town, happy hour with a lovely chardonnay and some taquitos. (Our novel is over 21 now - it's okay.)
Taking in the historic sights of Santa Fe.
And dinner at the Cowgirl.
Finally, a bit of sexy time and sleep.
Goodnight, sweet novel - tomorrow will be another exciting day!
(Thanks to David, my mom and Dave for assisting in Brush of Darkness's night on the town!)