We’ve decided that having a book published feels a lot like winning the lottery. Not that we’ve ever actually won the lottery (probably because we don’t buy tickets for it!), but we would imagine that the feelings we felt when we found out a publisher was actually offering us the opportunity to write a book wouldn’t be all that different from the feelings of a lottery winner. Lots of jumping up and down, cheering, tears and celebrating.
Now, let us be clear, this isn’t because it in any way relates to money. Because, frankly, authors aren’t raking it in quite like people might think they are. Especially those of us who are babies in the industry. But that’s not why we do what we do.