When I first submitted my novel to the San Francisco Book Review this summer, I had no idea what the outcome would be. It could turn out to been anything from them hating it to them loving it. I sent two proof paperback copies and tried not to think about it.
Then last week the review came back. I can't tell you how I felt when I saw the San Francisco Book Review email come in to my inbox. I was equally curious as I was nervous to open it. In fact I was waiting in line to get gas, bored and playing with my phone when I got an incoming email notification and saw the title. It was the book review!!!
I stared at the title a while, not sure if I could handle clicking on it and reading it. The outcome could either destroy me or launch my career. Then the line at the gas station moved forward and I got out to pump gas. I passed the phone to my daughter so she could tell me if it was good news or bad news.
A minute later she banged on the window of the van and gave me two very enthusiastic thumbs up! They liked the book!